OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE
|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
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
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.