So what is
Law Explained brings to you
information on Lemon Law and
how lemon laws can help you.
are basically 3 sets of laws
(Lemon Laws) that apply
to all defective vehicles and
products that are purchased
in the United States of America.
- The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a Federal Law that protects the purchaser of any product that costs more than $25 in
addition it must come
with an express written warranty.
- The Uniform Commercial Code or UCC has been adopted in all 50 states and covers contracts
dealing with the sale
- Summary of State Lemon Laws here and individual State Lemon Laws can
be found to the left
or through our site
have compiled Lemon Law summaries
on the most requested states
which you can find by navigating
the Lemon Law links on the left.
I have a Lemon?
you've purchaed a new car and
all of a sudden notice that
the paint is peeling or its
making funny noises that you
didn't notice before or perhaps
you've noticed a dozen things
that you no longer like then
chances are the Lemon Laws will
not apply to you.
can still drive the car then
chances are Lemon Law will not
If the brakes do
not work, the car won't get
out of first gear, it won't start on cold mornings or hot afternoons, the driver's seats
come loose, or the car splutters
away at 20 mph when it should be going 50 mph, then Yes, you may have a Lemon
thus the Lemon Law may apply
to you providing you have given
the maufactuer a chance to repair
In most States, 10 different defects during the Warranty Period does not brand the car as a Lemon. In some States, a single defect that might cause Serious Injury makes your car a Lemon if the manufacturer cannot fix the problem within 1 attempt.
Do I need
it depends on where you first
purhased or registered the car.
This of course varies from
state to state. In some states
if you have the proper documentation
then all you have to do is file a
complaint where as in other
places you will need to hire
There are lawyers and
companies that specialise in
Lemon Laws some which are displayed
on this site, please feel free
to visit their sites for more
Information on Lemon Law and how Lemon Laws can help you.