Kansas Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE KANSAS LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Kansas lemon law.
The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Kansas Stat. Ann. section 50-645 et
The Kansas lemon law covers a new motor vehicle sold or leased in Kansas, that is
registered for a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less. The lemon law does not cover the
customized parts of motor vehicles that have been added or modified by second stage
manufacturers, first stage converters, or second stage converters. Guidance from the
Kansas Attorney General’s Office indicates that the lemon law does not cover used
The lemon law covers the original purchaser or lessee, for purposes other than resale, of
a motor vehicle.
The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any problem that does not conform to all applicable warranties.
This is referred to as a nonconformity. The Kansas lemon law provides manufacturers
with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that:
1. An alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use and value of the
2. A nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or
alterations of the motor vehicle by a consumer.
MANUFACTURER’S DUTY TO REPAIR
If a motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable warranties, and the consumer
reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer during
the term of any warranties or within one year following the date of the motor vehicle’s
original delivery to a consumer, whichever comes first, then the manufacturer, its agent
or authorized dealer must make the necessary repairs to conform the motor vehicle to
the warranties. The necessary repairs must be made even if the warranty term or the one
year period has expired.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/