New Car Lemon Law Fact Sheet
The New York State New Car Lemon Law provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of new cars and certain "used" cars that turn out to be "lemons." If a car does not conform to the terms of its written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized agent is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts, a consumer is entitled to a refund or replacement.
Cars covered by the law include any car that:
- Was covered by a warranty at original delivery; AND
- Was purchased, leased or transferred within the earlier of 18,000 miles or two years from the date of original delivery; AND
- Was either purchased, leased or transferred in New York State or is presently registered in the state; AND
- Is used primarily for personal purposes.