Lemon Law

What Can I Expect If I Choose To Have The Manufacturer Give Me A Replacement Vehicle?

If your vehicle qualifies as a lemon and the manufacturer offers you a replacement vehicle, it must be one that is acceptable to you. You are free to reject a replacement vehicle and demand a refund. However, you cannot reject a refund and demand a replacement. If you are given a replacement vehicle under the Lemon Law, a new one year or 15,000 mile term of protection starts from the date of delivery of that replacement vehicle.

If the manufacturer issues a replacement vehicle, it must reimburse you for the following costs:

    transfer of registration fees;

  • sales tax resulting from the replacement; and
  • unreimbursed towing or rental charges resulting from the defect.

If you financed your car through the manufacturer and you accept a replacement vehicle, you do not have to enter into any refinancing agreement which would create any financial obligations beyond those set forth in the original agreement.