Illinois Lemon Law Summary


The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Illinois lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at 815 Ill. Comp. Stat. Sec. 380/1-8.


The Illinois lemon law covers the following new motor vehicles:

  1. Passenger cars;
  2. Motor vehicles with a vehicle weight of under 8,000 pounds that are designed for carrying more than 10 persons or used for living quarters, for pulling or carrying freight, cargo or implements of husbandry;
  3. A vehicle purchased or leased by a fire department or fire protection district; and
  4. Specified recreational vehicles. 


Does not cover used vehicles.


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