New York Lemon Law Summary


The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the New York lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law Section 198-a.


The New York lemon law applies to motor vehicles that are subject to a manufacturer’s express warranty at the time of original delivery and are either:

  1. Purchased, leased or transferred in New York within the first 18,000 miles of operation or two years from date of original delivery, whichever is earlier; or
  2. Registered in New York.

The lemon law does not cover motorcycles or off-road vehicles, and does not apply to the living facilities of motor homes.


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