Kentucky Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE KENTUCKY LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Kentucky lemon law.
The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Kentucky Rev. Stat. 367.840 et seq.
The Kentucky lemon law applies to a motor vehicle that:
1. Is intended primarily for use and operation on the public highways;
2. Is required to be registered or licensed in Kentucky prior to such use or operation;
3. Has been finally and completely assembled and is in the possession of a
manufacturer, factory branch, distributor, wholesaler, or an authorized motor vehicle
4. Is in fact new and on which the original title has not previously been issued;
The lemon law does not cover motor homes, motorcycles, mopeds, vehicles with more than
2 axles, farm tractors and other farm machines, and vehicles substantially altered after the
initial sale from a dealer to an individual.
A “new motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle that:
1. Has been finally and completely assembled;
2. Is in the possession of a manufacturer, factory branch, distributor, or authorized
3. Is in fact new and on which the original title has never been issued.
The lemon law covers any resident person who buys or contracts to buy a new motor
vehicle in Kentucky. The lemon law also covers any resident person who leases a new
motor vehicle in Kentucky after July 15, 1998. The lemon law does not cover subsequent
purchasers or lessees.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers vehicle “nonconformities,” which it defines as the failure to conform
with an express warranty in a manner that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of
the motor vehicle.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/