STANDARDS OF THE OKLAHOMA LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Oklahoma lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Oklahoma Stat. Ann. Title 15, §
The Oklahoma lemon law covers any motor vehicle required to be registered in the state.
The lemon law does not cover vehicles above 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and
the living facilities of motor homes.
The lemon law covers the following “consumers”:
1. The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle;
2. Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an
express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; and
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
The lemon law appears to cover a lessee.
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and
value of the motor vehicle to the consumer. This is referred to as a nonconformity.
The lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown
that the alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use and value, or the
nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or
alterations of a motor vehicle.
MANUFACTURER’S DUTY TO REPAIR
If a motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties, and the
consumer reports the nonconformity directly and in writing to the manufacturer, its
agent or authorized dealer during the term of the express warranties or a period of one
year following the date of the motor vehicle’s original delivery to a consumer, whichever
is earlier, then the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer must make the
necessary repairs to conform the vehicle to the express warranties.
The necessary repairs must be made even after the expiration of the term of the express
warranties or the one year period.
More at: bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/