Nevada Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE NEVADA LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Nevada lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Nevada Rev. Stat. section
597.600 et seq.
The Nevada lemon law covers motor vehicles, defined as self-propelled vehicles in, upon
or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a public highway.
The lemon law appears to cover used vehicles, but does not cover motor homes or offroad
The lemon law covers the “buyer”, defined as:
1. A person who purchases or contracts to purchase, for purposes other than resale, a
motor vehicle normally used for personal, family or household purposes;
2. Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the time a
manufacturer’s express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle is in effect; and
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
The lemon law appears not to cover a lessee.
The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and
value of the motor vehicle to the buyer. This is referred to as a nonconformity. The
lemon law does not cover a defect or condition that 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 of the manufacturer’s applicable express
warranties, and the buyer reports the nonconformity in writing to the manufacturer
before the expiration of the manufacturer’s express warranties or one year after the date
of the motor vehicle’s delivery to the original buyer – whichever is earlier – then the
manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer must make the necessary repairs to
conform the motor vehicle to the express warranty.
The necessary repairs must be made even if the term of the warranty or the one year
period has expired.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/