Florida Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE FLORIDA LEMON LAW
Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Florida lemon law.
The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Florida Stat. Ann. Section 681.10 et
To obtain a “Consumer Guide to the Florida Lemon Law,” or speak with someone about
the Lemon Law, consumers in Florida may call the Florida Department of Agriculture &
Consumer Services’s Lemon Law Hotline at 1-800-321-5366, or 1-850-488-2221 for
consumers outside Florida.
The Florida lemon law covers cars and trucks that are sold in Florida to transport
persons or property. This includes demonstrators, recreational vehicles (other than the
living facilities), and also leased vehicles if the lessee is responsible for repairs. The
Florida lemon law does not cover vehicles run only on tracks, off-road vehicles, trucks
over 10,000 pounds G.V.W., motorcycles, mopeds, or the living facilities of recreational
The lemon law covers any of the following:
1. The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, or the lessee, of a vehicle primarily
used for personal, family or household purposes;
2. Any person to whom such vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during the
duration of the Lemon Law Rights Period; or
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce the obligations of
Subsequent owners are covered if the vehicle is transferred from one consumer to
another during the Lemon Law Rights Period (24 months from original delivery).
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
PROBLEMS COVERED THE FLORIDA LEMON LAW
The lemon law covers vehicle nonconformities. A nonconformity is defined as a defect
or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of a vehicle. In addition,
the lemon law requires repurchase/replacement only if the nonconformity causes the
vehicle to not conform to the warranty.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/