California Lemon Law Summary

Below is a summary of Lemon Law rules and statutes in California. Keep in mind that rules and laws change. It’s always a good idea to confirm the rules your state’s consumer protection agency or with further research.

What Vehicles Are Covered by the Lemon Law?

Vehicles used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, excluding motorcycles, portions of motor homes used primarily for habitation, or off-road vehicles. Includes the chassis, chassis cab and that portion of a motor home devoted to its population, includes a dealer-owned vehicle and a “demonstrator.”

What Number of Repair Attempts Triggers Lemon Law Protection?

2 repair attempts for a defect that may cause death or serious injury or 4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service.

To What Age/Mileage Does the Lemon Law Cover a Vehicle?

18 months – 18,000 miles which ever occurs first.

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