OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE
|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.