TheLemonLaws.org is a not-for-profit website published in order to provide U.S. consumers with information about their States’ and the federal lemon laws. We invite lemon law and consumer protection attorneys from across the U.S. to participate and to provide articles and information about their States’ lemon and consumer protection laws.
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Lemon laws, as they are commonly called, provide rules, requirements, and standards that companies must comply with in their manufacturing and sales of automobiles to consumers. Depending on which state you live in, lemon law statutes can apply both to new cars and used cars. They can also cover many other consumer products (e.g., motorcycles, appliances, computers, cell phones, etc.).
The one basic and common requirement in all U.S. lemon law statutes is that the product must have been sold with a warranty in order for the lemon law statute to provide coverage.
In most jurisdictions, the remedy for a company’s breach of the lemon law is a “lemon lay buyback.” Typically, this requires the seller or manufacturer to repurchase or replace the automobile (or other consumer product) if it is unable to fix a significant defect in the product within a reasonable number of attempts.
If you own a defective new or used car, or any other consumer product, click on the U.S. map above to check your state’s lemon law rules and requirements to see if you are entitled to a lemon law buyback!