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What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

The law applies to cars and trucks (trucks with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds) registered in Vermont within 15 days of purchase or lease, regardless of where purchased or leased. Your vehicle is covered, even if you are not the first owner, as long as the first of your three repair attempts or your 30 days out of use occurs before the expiration of the manufacturer`s express warranty.

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
Passenger motor vehicles and trucks under 10,000 pounds GVW. Does not include snowmobiles, motorcycles, mopeds, or the living portion of recreational vehicles. 3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service.
Warranty period.
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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