The law covers most classes of motor vehicles including demonstrators which have an original retail purchase or lease in Washington and are originally registered in the state (Note: a military exception may apply to the registration requirement). An owner can request an arbitration under Lemon Law at any time within 30 months of the vehicle`s original retail delivery date. You do not have to be the original owner to request arbitration. Later owners of a vehicle may request an arbitration if: the vehicle was purchased within two years of delivery to the original retail consumer and within the first 24,000 miles of operation; the vehicle meets the other eligibility requirements; and the Request For Arbitration is received by the Lemon Law Administration within 30 months of the original retail delivery date.
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|
|Any new selfpropelled vehicle, including a new motorcycle, primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways. Does not include living portions of motor homes or trucks with 19,000 or more GVW.||4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service. 2 attempts for a serious safety defect.|
|2 years or 24,000 miles.|
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