Virginia Lemon Law Summary


The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Virginia lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Code of Virginia §§ 59.1-207.9 et seq.


The Virginia lemon law covers “motor vehicles”, defined as:

  1. Passenger cars designed and used primarily for the transportation of no more than 10 persons including the driver;
  2. Pickup and panel trucks designed for the transportation of property and having a registered gross weight of 7,500 pounds or less;
  3. Motorcycles, mopeds, and the self-propelled motorized chassis of motor homes; and
  4. Demonstrators and leased vehicles with which a warranty was issued. 


Virginia Lemon Law Summary

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