Lemon Law

What Is The New Car Lemon Law?

The New Car Lemon Law (General Business Law 198­a) provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of new cars and certain used cars (see next question) that turn out to be lemons. If the car does not conform to the terms of the written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized dealer is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts during the first 18,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first, the consumer can choose a full refund or a comparable replacement car.