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.

Visitor Comments

No visitor comments posted. Post a comment

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

To post a comment for this article, simply complete the form below. Fields marked with an asterisk are required.

User Opinions

100% thumbs up 0% thumbs down (3 votes)

How would you rate this answer?

Thank you for rating this answer.

Continue (the Site) is a privately owned, for-profit Web site owned by OnlineGURU, Inc. The Site specifically disclaims any and all connection with any state bureau, division, or Department of Motor Vehicles, or any state or federal government agency. does its best to get the correct information but does not claim responsibility for the accuracy of the information displayed herein. It is not complete or certified information. The information provided on is not legal advice, is not a lawyer referral service, and no attorney-client or confidential relationship is or should be formed by use of the site. Additionally, the Site expressly disclaims any and all liability for third party links or resources on the Site and any claims of negligence arising from same. For official information, please consult your state motor vehicle department.