Nebraska Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE NEBRASKA LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Nebraska lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 60-2701 to
The Nebraska lemon law covers a new motor vehicle that is sold in Nebraska. A new
motor vehicle is any motor vehicle that has not been sold, bargained, exchanged, or
given away, or for which title has not been transferred from the person who first
acquired it from the manufacturer, importer, dealer, or agent of the manufacturer or
The lemon law does not cover self-propelled mobile homes.
Guidance from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that the lemon law
applies to any motor vehicle less than two years old, and would therefore cover used
vehicles. (Also see the reasonable allowance for use).
The lemon law covers any of the following:
1. The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle normally used
for personal, family, household, or business purposes;
2. Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during
the duration of an express warranty applicable to the vehicle; and
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
Guidance from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles indicates that a lessee
would be included within the definition of “consumer”.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and
market value of the motor vehicle to the consumer. These vehicle problems are called
The lemon law provides the manufacturer an affirmative defense if the manufacturer
can show that the alleged nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized
modifications or alterations of a vehicle by a consumer.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/