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U.S. Lemon Laws Explained

Summaries of All State Lemon Laws

In addition to the Federal Lemon Law, each state has its own unique state lemon laws. The following information is a handy guide to motor vehicle lemon laws around the country, covering cars and consumer-use trucks.

Bookmark this page for future reference about the lemon law in your state. In every case, always check for recent amendments to your state lemon law or contact the Lemon Law attorneys. Call 1.888.331.6422, toll free, or email us for a Free Case Review.

For recreational vehicles, check our state Rv Lemon Laws chart. For motorcycles, check our state Motorcycle Lemon Laws chart.

State

What is a lemon vehicle in your state?

Alabama Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 24 months or 24,000 miles, provided 1 repair attempt or 1 day out of service is within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles.

Alaska Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Arizona Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days within shorter of 2 years or 24,000 miles

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Arkansas Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs, or 1 unsuccessful repair of a problem likely to cause death or serious bodily injury within longer of 24 months or 24,000 miles.

California Lemon Law

4 times subject to repair or total of 30 calendar days or 2 repair attempts for safety defects, within shorter of 18 months or 18,000 miles, or a reasonable number of attempts during entire express warranty period. Small business vehicles covered if up to 5 vehicles, weighing max of 10,000 pounds each.

Colorado Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Connecticut Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 24,000 miles, or 2 unsuccessful repairs of a problem likely to cause death or serious bodily injury within warranty period or 1 year. Leased vehicles covered.

Delaware Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

District of Columbia Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service or 1 unsuccessful repair of safety-related defect, within shorter of 2 years or 18,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Florida Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days within 24 months from delivery. Leased vehicles covered.

Georgia Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 24,000 miles or 24 months, with 1 repair or 15 days out of service within shorter or 1 year or 12,000 miles; or one unsuccessful repair of safety defect in braking or steering system within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Hawaii Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repair attempts, or 1 unsuccessful repair attempt of deadly defect, or 30 business days out of service within shorter of two years or 24,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Idaho Lemon Law

4 repair attempts or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 24,000 miles, or 1 repair of a complete failure of the braking or steering system likely to cause death or serious bodily injury. Leased vehicles covered.

Illinois Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Indiana Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within the shorter of 18 months or 18,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Iowa Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs, or 1 unsuccessful repair of a nonconformity likely to cause death or serious bodily injury, or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 24,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Kansas Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service or 10 total repairs within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Kentucky Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles.

Louisiana Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Maine Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs (when at least 2 are by the same repair shop) or 15 business days out of service, within shorter of warranty or 2 years or 18,000 miles. Applies to vehicles within the first 18,000 miles or 2 years. Consumer does not have to be the original owner. Leased vehicles covered.

Maryland Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service or 1 unsuccessful repair of braking or steering system within shorter of 15 months or 15,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Massachusetts Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 15 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or 15,000 miles.

Michigan Lemon Law

Total of 4 unsuccessful repairs within 2 years from the date of the first unsuccessful repair or 30 calendar days within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Minnesota Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days or 1 unsuccessful repair of total braking or steering loss likely to cause death or serious bodily injury within shorter of 2 years or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Mississippi Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 15 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Missouri Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Montana Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service after notice within shorter of 2 years or 18,000 miles.

Nebraska Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 40 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Nevada Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

New Hampshire Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs by same dealer or 30 business days out of service within warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

New Jersey Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 20 calendar days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 18,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

New Mexico Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

New York Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 18,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

North Carolina Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs within shorter of 24 months, 24,000 miles or warranty or 20 business days out of service during any 12 month period of warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

North Dakota Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Ohio Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs of same defect, or 30 calendar days out of service, or 8 total repairs of any defect, or 1 unsuccessful repair of problem likely to cause death or serious bodily injury, within shorter of 1 year or 18,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Oklahoma Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 45 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.

Oregon Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days  within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

Pennsylvania Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days  within shorter of 1 year, 12,000 miles, or warranty.

Rhode Island Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or 15,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

South Carolina Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered.

South Dakota Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs, 1 of which occurred during the shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles, or 30 calendar days out of service during shorter of 24 months or 24,000 miles.

Tennessee Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Texas Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs when 2 occurred within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles, and other 2 occur within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles immediately following second repair attempt; or 2 unsuccessful repairs of a serious safety defect when 1 occurred within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles and other occurred within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles immediately following first repair; or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 2 years or 24,000 miles and at least 2 attempts were made within shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles.

Utah Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Vermont Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs when at least first repair was within warranty, or 30 calendar days out of service within warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Virginia Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs, or 1 repair attempt of serious safety defect, or 30 calendar days out of service within 18 months. Leased vehicles covered.

Washington Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs, 30 calendar days out of service and 15 of the 30 days must be during warranty period, or 2 repairs of serious safety defects, first reported within shorter of warranty or 24 months or 24,000 miles. one repair attempt and 15 of the 30 days must fall within manufacturer's express warranty of at least 1 year of 12,000 miles. Leased vehicles covered. Note: Consumer should receive replacement or refund within 40 calendar days of request.

Wisconsin Lemon Law

4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered. Note: Consumer should receive replacement or refund within 30 calendar days after offer to return title.

West Virginia Lemon Law

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service or 1 unsuccessful repair of problem likely to cause death or serious bodily injury within shorter of 1 year or warranty. Leased vehicles covered.

Wyoming Lemon Law

           

3 unsuccessful repairs or 30 business days out of service within 1 year.

In every case, always check your law for recent amendments or contact the Lemon Law attorneys. When you’ve got a lemon car or a lemon truck or a lemon motorcycle or a lemon Atv or a lemon motorhome or any other kind of lemon vehicle, we can help you get compensation, your money back or a new vehicle.


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