In Maryland, the Lemon Law protects you from getting stuck if the new vehicle you buy turns out to be a problem. When a new car, light duty truck, motorcycle or multipurpose vehicle has been repaired for the same problem four or more times, or the vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days for repairs, under the warranty, you are entitled to a new vehicle or a refund for the vehicle you have bought. If the problem involves the steering or braking system, only one attempt to repair it is required.
The following table summarizes what is covered, how many times the vehicle has to be repaired for the same defect and the warranty period.
|Vehicles Covered||Repair Interval and Coverage Period|
|Any passenger car or truck with a rated capacity of 1 ton or less.||1 repair attempt in the braking or steering system or 4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service for other problems.|
|15 months or 15,000 miles. 12 months or 12,000 miles for leased vehicles.|
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