Wills and Probate AssetsJune 1, 2022
Ohio Lemon Law
What does the term “lemon” mean under Ohio Lemon Law?
A lemon is a new motor vehicle that has one or more problems, covered by the warranty, that substantially impair the use, value or safety of that vehicle. The problems must occur within the first year or first 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.
What types of vehicles apply under Ohio Lemon Law?
Ohio Lemon Law applies to passenger cars, motorcycles and other noncommercial motor vehicles, which are designed to carry no more than a one-ton load and are used exclusively for personal use.
Do I have a lemon?
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office states you may have a lemon if you answer yes to any of the following questions
In the first year or first 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first:
• Have three or more attempts been made to repair one problem and then the problem either continues to exist or occurs again?
• Has the vehicle been in the shop for a cumulative total of 30 days or more during its first year or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first?
• Have eight or more attempts been made to fix different problems?
• Has one unsuccessful attempt been made to fix a problem that could cause death or serious injury?
If you answered “yes” to at least one of these four questions, you have the legal right to ask the manufacturer to replace the lemon or refund the entire purchase price. Contact the professionals at Clark & Lowe, LLC for more information.