STANDARDS OF THE WISCONSIN LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Wisconsin lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Wisconsin Statutes § 218.0171.
The Wisconsin lemon law covers any motor driven vehicle that (1) is required to be
registered or is exempt from registration as a nonresident or foreign-registered vehicle,
and (2) a consumer purchases or accepts transfer of in Wisconsin. This includes a
demonstrator or executive vehicle, but does not include mopeds, semitrailers, or trailers
designed for use in combination with a truck or truck tractor.
The lemon law does not cover previously -owned vehicles.1
The lemon law covers any of the following “consumers”:
1. The purchaser of a new motor vehicle, if the vehicle was purchased from a dealer for
purposes other than resale;
2. A person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the warranty period unless
the vehicle is transferred for purposes of resale;
3. A person who may enforce the vehicle’s warranty; and
4. A person who leases a motor vehicle under a written lease.
The lemon law does not cover a former lessee who purchases the vehicle at the
expiration of the lease term.2
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
More at: http://www.bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/