A motor vehicle "lemon law" enacted in 1993 enables consumers, under certain conditions, to obtain either a replacement or a refund for their new SUV, car, light pickup or motorcycle.
A condition that does not conform with the vehicle's warranty and is identified by the consumer within the first year after delivery or the first 12,000 miles (whichever occurs first) is covered. If the condition has not been repaired after four or more attempts and significantly impairs the use, value or safety of the vehicle and arises out of normal and ordinary use, the consumer is probably entitled to a replacement or refund. For a refund, there would be a reasonable allowance for the consumer's use of the vehicle. This charge would be determined by the amount of time used and the total mileage on the vehicle at the time of the first report of the condition to the manufacturer or authorized dealer.