Used Cars NY, The Used Car Lemon Law
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE USED CAR LEMON LAW?
The Used Car Lemon Law (General Business Law, section 198-b)
provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of
used cars that turn out to be lemons. The law requires dealers to
give consumers a written warranty. Under this warranty, dealers must
repair, free of charge, any defects in covered parts. If the dealer
is unable to repair the car after a reasonable number of attempts,
the consumer is entitled to a full refund. No used car covered by
this law can be sold by a dealer "as is." (A copy of the law may be
found at the back of this book.)
WHICH USED CARS ARE COVERED BY THE LEMON LAW?
Under the law, a used car is a vehicle which satisfies all the
(1) it was purchased, leased or transferred after the earlier of
(a) 18,000 miles of operation or
(b) two years from the date of original delivery; and
(2) it was purchased or leased from a New York dealer; and
(3) it had a purchase price or lease value of at least
(4) it had been driven less than 100,000 miles at the time of
purchase or lease; and
(5) it is primarily used for personal purposes.
For detailed information refer www.oag.state.ny.us
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