KENTUCKY LEMON LAW

 

KENTUCKY
LEMON LAW
COVERS
REPAIR ATTEMPTS OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE COVERAGE PERIOD
New automobile purchased in Kentucky by Kentucky resident. 30 calendar days out of service for same problem. 1 year or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Kentucky Lemon Law Statute

Kentucky Attorney General - Lemon Law Info


New Car Lemon Law

In Kentucky, manufacturers are required to repurchase an automobile if it is determined to be a "lemon." You can file a suit in a circuit court but you must first go through the manufacturer's arbitration system. To qualify as a lemon:

  • The automobile must have been purchased new in Kentucky by a Kentucky resident and not have more than two (2) axles and cannot be a motorcycle, motor home, conversion van, or farm equipment. New automobiles leased after July 15, 1998 are also covered.
  • The consumer must report the failure to repair the non-conformity to the manufacturer within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever is first.
  • The problem must substantially impair the use, value, or safety of the automobile.
  • The automobile has been out of service for the same problem for a cumulative total of 30 days or more or the problem was not corrected within a reasonable number of attempts. Four (4) attempts to repair the same problems is presumed to be reasonable.
 

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