Buying A Vehicle

Buying a Vehicle

Are There Any Laws That Protect Me When I Buy A New Vehicle?

“Lemon Laws” provide recourse to a buyer of a new motor vehicle (except a motor home or off-road vehicle) which does not conform to all of the manufacturer’s express warranties. If a buyer timely reports any defects in writing, the manufacturer is required to make the necessary repairs. The manufacturer of the vehicle must generally replace the motor vehicle or refund the purchase price if a defect substantially impairs the use and value of the motor vehicle to the buyer, and is not the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations and 1) the defect is not remedied after several attempts; or 2) the total repair time exceeds 30 days.

Any agreement between the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer and the buyer which attempts to waive the buyers’ rights under the Lemon Law is prohibited.