New Hampshire Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the New Hampshire
lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at New Hampshire Rev.
Stat. § 357-D:1 et seq.
The New Hampshire lemon law covers the following motor vehicles purchased or leased
in New Hampshire:
1. A motor vehicle of the private passenger or station wagon type with a gross weight
not exceeding 11,000 pounds, that is purchased or leased by a consumer;
2. Any other four-wheel motor vehicle with a gross weight not exceeding 11,000
3. Motorcycles, off-highway recreational vehicles, and snowmobiles.
The lemon law does not cover tractors or mopeds.
“New motor vehicle” is a passenger motor vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s
express warranty. The lemon law covers a used vehicle if still under the manufacturer’s
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
1. The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a new motor vehicle;
2. The lessee, other than for purposes of sublease, of a new motor vehicle;
3. Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an
express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; and
4. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
The lemon law does not cover any governmental entity.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any nonconformity, which it defines as a defect or condition that
substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of a motor vehicle, but does not include a
defect or condition that results from an accident, abuse, neglect, modification, or
alteration of the motor vehicle by persons other than the manufacturer or its authorized
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/