Are there any used car laws that protect a buyer if the car turns out to be a lemon?

Yes, some states extend their "Lemon Law" protection to new owners of used cars. Additionally, you may be protected if the car is still fairly new with low mileage; that way, it may still be covered under your state's Lemon Law for new cars (even though you bought it as a used vehicle).

However, keep in mind that used car laws can be complex, and you will need to follow strict guidelines. For instance, just because you're unhappy with a car's performance doesn't necessarily qualify you for Lemon Law protection. There will have to be a pattern of repeat repair attempts either on the same problem, or different problems but within a limited amount of time.

Your state's attorney general's site is often a good source for this information. Sometimes, you can learn about used car Lemon Laws on your state's motor vehicle division site. And, some attorney sites have this information, too.

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