DELAWARE LEMON LAW

 

DELAWARE
LEMON LAW
COVERS
REPAIR ATTEMPTS OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE COVERAGE PERIOD
Any passenger motor vehicle, except motorcycles, which is leased or bought in Delaware or registered by the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Public Safety except the living facilities of motor homes. 4 repair attempts for same problem - 30 calendar days out of service. 1 repair attempt for serious safety defect. Express warranty period or 12 months from delivery.

Delaware Lemon Law Statute

Delaware Attorney General Lemon Law FAQ

Lemon Law Brochure

What should I do if the manufacturer, dealer or other authorized agent refuses to accept return of the car or claims that “Lemon Law” does not apply?

We recommend writing a letter and sending it certified mail return receipt requested to the manufacturer and the dealership where the car was purchased. Make sure your letter includes your name, address, phone number and outlines the problems with your car. Include photocopies of the sales contract and warranty and suggest how you would like to resolve the matter. You can contact the Better Business Bureau to take advantage of their automobile arbitration program or you may file a civil lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Consumers are encouraged to contact the Consumer Protection Unit for assistance with Lemon Law complaints.

If I sue the manufacturer and win will my attorney’s fees be reimbursed?

The Court may, in its discretion, award costs and attorney’s fees to the consumer. Be aware that if the Court finds that the action was brought in bad faith, you may have to pay attorney’s fees and costs incurred by the manufacturer and/or dealer.

For further information please refer to: Automobile Warranty Law;
Title 6, Chapter 50
The Delaware Legal Code is available on the Attorney General's website.

 

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