Washington Lemon Law Summary

 

The Washington lemon law covers a new motor vehicle that:

  1. Is self-propelled and primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways; and
  2. Was originally purchased or leased at retail from a new motor vehicle dealer or leasing company in Washington.

 

"New motor vehicle" includes a motorcycle, a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 19,000 pounds, the self-propelled vehicle and chassis of a motor home, and a demonstrator or lease-purchase vehicle sold with a manufacturer’s warranty.

 

"New motor vehicle" also includes a vehicle purchased or leased with a manufacturer’s written warranty by a member of the armed forces, regardless of in which state the vehicle was purchased or leased, if (1) the vehicle otherwise meets the definition of a new motor vehicle, and (2) the consumer is a member of the armed forces stationed or residing in Washington at the time the consumer submits a request for arbitration.

 

The lemon law does not cover a new motor vehicle purchased or leased by a business as part of a fleet of ten or more vehicles at one time or under a single purchase or lease agreement.

 

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Manufacturers participating in this state:

  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Ford
  • GMC Truck
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lincoln
  • Lotus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Volkswagen
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