Lemon Law

What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

This law covers passenger vehicles including automobiles, pickup trucks, motorcycles, and vans. In order to be covered, these vehicles must be both sold and registered in the state of New Mexico; have gross vehicle weight of less than 10,000 pounds; and be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

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
A passenger motor vehicle including an automobile, pickup truck, motorcycle or van normally used for personal, family or household purposes with a gross vehicle weight less than 10,000 pounds. 4 repair attempts or 30 business days out of service.
Warranty period or 1 year.
Note: Generally, the term Repair Attempts, as it relates to Lemon Law, refers to one or more attempts to fix the same defect although some states consider a vehicle to be a lemon if it required the specified number of repairs within the coverage period.

A car is out of service while being repaired or waiting for parts.

Warranty Period refers to the Manufacturer`s Express Warranty. Where the Coverage Period lists more than 1 option, the period applies to that option which occurs first.

This is only a summary, to get the complete Lemon Law Statute select your state from the combo box menu on the right side of this page, and click Get Statute.

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