Below is a summary of Lemon Law rules and statutes in Washington state. 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, including new motorcycles, leased or purchased new and registered in the state, excluding buses, vehicles in fleets of 10 or more, living portions of motor homes, or trucks with Gross Vehicle Weight of 19,000 pounds or more. Motorcycles also enjoy Lemon Law protection ( over 750cc ).
What Number of Repair Attempts Triggers Lemon Law Protection?
2 attempts for same serious safety defect; or 4 attempts for same defect (at least 1 of which is during the period of the manufacturer’s warranty); or 30 calendar days (at least 15 of which occur during the manufacturer’s warranty).
To What Age/Mileage Does the Lemon Law Cover a Vehicle?
2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first.
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