Addressing Common Questions Vehicle Owners Have About the Ohio Lemon Law

To the benefit of consumers, Ohio has laws on its books that protect car buyers who have purchased a new car that ultimately proves to be defective. All 50 states have some form of this law so that consumers won’t squander the significant investment they would make on purchasing a defective vehicle.

Car buyers in this state need to understand the Ohio Lemon Law in case it applies to them. The following are some common questions consumers have about this law.

What Defines a Lemon?

A variety of criteria is considered when it comes to labeling a defective car a lemon. These include:

  • The vehicle has been in the shop for a minimum of 30 days combined during the first year of ownership or before 18,000 miles (whichever comes first)

  • The manufacturer couldn’t fix a single issue after three attempts

  • The manufacturer couldn’t fix a variety of issues after eight or more attempts

If you face any of these situations, connect with a lawyer who specializes in Ohio Lemon Law.

Does the Lemon Law Cover Used Cars?

The Lemon Law covers those purchasing new vehicles while there are other similar laws to protect those buying a used vehicle.

What Types of Vehicles are Covered?

Ohio’s Lemon Law covers all non-commercial vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes and recreational vehicles. It also covers leased vehicles.

What Must I Do If My New Vehicle Develops Problems?

As the vehicle owner, you need to report problems to the manufacturer immediately. You must give the manufacturer the chance to fix the problems.

Know Your Rights

Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® focuses in working with men and women who have been victims of defective vehicles and other consumer products. Get legal insight into your rights by consulting with our team.

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