LEMON LAW COVERS
|REPAIR ATTEMPTS OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE
|Passenger automobiles or motorcycles leased, purchased or registered in the state, except the living facilities of motor homes. New and used vehicles may be covered.
||3 repair attempts or more than 20 calendar days out of service. (New)
||2 years or 18,000 miles, the first to occur. (New)
New Jersey Lemon Law Statute (New Vehicles)
New Jersey Lemon Law Statute (Used Vehicles)
Consumer's Guide to the New Jersey Lemon Law
The following is a sample letter to a manufacturer. It is VERY IMPORTANT to send this letter by Certified Mail - Return Receipt Requested.
Your telephone number
The name of the manufacturer
The manufacturer's address
To Whom it May Concern:
I believe that my (passenger vehicle/motorcycle) is a lemon under the New Jersey Lemon Law (N.J.S.A.56:12-29 to 56:12-49). I am hereby making a written demand for relief under the Lemon Law.
I purchased/leased a (make, model, year of vehicle and vehicle identification number) on (date) from (name of the dealership) in (city, state). Since I bought the vehicle, I have had to return it to the dealership a total of (number of times the vehicle was returned to an authorized dealer for repairs) times.
My vehicle has been out of service for repairs for a total of (total number of calendar days the vehicle has been out of service being repaired) calendar days. The current mileage on my vehicle is (current odometer reading).
My vehicle has been in (name of the authorized dealership) on the following dates for the repair of the following defects:(date in & date out)(list the vehicle's problems):
My vehicle is currently experiencing the following defects: (List current defects.)Since these defects substantially impair the use, value or safety of my vehicle, I am hereby allowing you one final opportunity to repair my vehicle. If these repairs are not completed within 10 calendar days of receipt of this letter, I am entitled to a refund calculated in accordance with the Lemon Law.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. You can reach me during the day at __________ and in the evening at ______________________.