What happens if that new car or motorcycle you bought turns out to be a lemon? Under the New Jersey Lemon Law you may be entitled to reimbursement or a new car or motorcycle.
The Lemon Law applies to anyone who buys, leases, or registers a new car or motorcycle in New Jersey. The intent of the law is to require the manufacturer of a new motor vehicle to correct the defects that are originally covered under the manufacturer’s warranty and are identified and reported within 18,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first.
To qualify under the Lemon Law, the defect must substantially impair the use, value or safety of your vehicle.
What is NOT Covered:
• The Lemon Law does not cover vehicles registered for commercial use.
• The Lemon Law does not cover the living quarters of motor homes.
• The Lemon Law does not cover the defects caused by accident, vandalism, abuse or neglect.
• The Lemon Law does not cover defects caused by attempts to repair or modify the vehicle by a person other than the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer.