WASHINGTON LEMON LAW

 

 

WASHINGTON
LEMON LAW
COVERS
REPAIR ATTEMPTS OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE COVERAGE PERIOD
Any new self-propelled vehicle, including a new motorcycle over 750cc, primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways. Does not include living portions of motor homes or trucks with 19,000 or more GVW. 4 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service. 2 attempts for a serious safety defect. 2 years or 24,000 miles, first to occur

Washington Lemon Law Statute

Attorney General - Info on Cars and Motor Homes

Special Section on Motor Home Lemon Law


Lemon Law Facts

Under the Washington State Motor Vehicle Lemon Law, a vehicle is considered a lemon when it hasn't been repaired after "a reasonable number of attempts."

  • FACT: Washington State has a Motor Vehicle Lemon Law that is designed to protect consumers who have continuing warranty problems with a new or nearly new vehicle.
  • FACT: If you feel you own a lemon, under the law you can request an arbitration hearing through the Attorney General's Office.
  • FACT: To be accepted for arbitration your vehicle must be covered under the law. With a few exceptions, the law covers passenger cars, small and mid-sized trucks, large motorcycles, and motor homes.
  • FACT: To be covered, your vehicle must have been originally purchased or leased in Washington state and also originally registered in Washington.
  • FACT: You must submit a request for arbitration within 30 months of the vehicle's original delivery date.
  • FACT: You do not have to be the original owner of the vehicle to request arbitration, but your vehicle must meet all the qualifications. You must also apply for arbitration within 30 months of the vehicle's original delivery date to its first owner.
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