STANDARDS OF THE UTAH LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Utah lemon law.
The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Utah Code Ann. section 13-20-1 et
The Utah lemon law covers any motor vehicle sold in the state and intended primarily
for use and operation on the highways. This includes a motorcycle and the self-propelled
vehicle and chassis of a motor home sold in the state.
The lemon law does not cover those portions of a motor home designated, used, or
maintained primarily as a mobile dwelling, office, or commercial space; farm tractors;
motorcycles designed primarily for use on unimproved terrain; road tractors or truck
tractors; mobile homes; or any motor vehicle with a gross laden weight of over 12,000
The Division of Consumer Protection defines “new motor vehicle” as a motor vehicle
that has never been titled or registered and has been driven fewer than 7,500 miles.
The lemon law covers the “consumer”, defined as an individual who, within the express
warranty term or during the period of one year following the date of the motor vehicle’s
original delivery to a consumer, whichever is earlier, has entered into an agreement or
contract for the transfer, lease, or purchase of a new motor vehicle for purposes other
than resale or sublease.
The lemon law does not cover the purchaser, lessee, or transferee of a used motor
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, market
value or safety of the motor vehicle. 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 consumer’s use of the
motor vehicle and does not substantially impair the market value or safety of the motor
vehicle; or the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized
modifications or alterations of a motor vehicle by a consumer.
More at: http://www.bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/