To determine whether you have a claim under Lemon Law you will have to determine whether at least one attempt to diagnose or repair each defect occurred under the manufacturer`s warranty and within the warranty period. It is important to understand that, for purposes of arbitration, the warranty period may be different from the actual manufacturer`s warranty. The law requires that the manufacturer`s warranty cover at least 1 year or 12,000 miles (whichever occurs first). An extended service contract is not an express manufacturer`s warranty.
When determining whether an attempt to diagnose or repair a defect meets the requirements for eligibility, the warranty period covers a diagnosis or repair occurring within 2 years from the original delivery date and 24,000 miles of operation of the vehicle.
The following are examples of how to determine whether a diagnosis or repair attempt occurred during the warranty period.
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