Arizona Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE ARIZONA LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Arizona lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Ariz. Rev. Stat. section 44-1261
The Arizona lemon law covers motor vehicles, defined as self-propelled vehicles
designated primarily for the transportation of persons or property over public highways,
including the self-propelled vehicle and chassis of motor homes. The lemon law appears
to cover used vehicles.
The lemon law does not cover the portions of a motor home designed, used or
maintained primarily as a mobile dwelling, office or commercial space, or vehicles with
a declared gross weight over 10,000 pounds.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
1. The purchaser of a motor vehicle for purposes other than resale;
2. Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an
express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; and
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
The lemon law does not cover lessees.1
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and
value of the motor vehicle to the consumer. This is referred to as a nonconformity. The
lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that
the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or
alterations of the motor vehicle.
MANUFACTURER’S DUTY TO REPAIR
If a motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties, and the
consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer
during the shorter of the following:
the term of the express warranty, or
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/