Connecticut Lemon Law Summary


The Connecticut lemon law applies to passenger motor vehicles, passenger/commercial motor vehicles, and motorcycles that are sold or leased in the state.


"Passenger motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle:

  1. Used for the private transportation of persons and their personal belongings;
  2. Designed to carry occupants in comfort and safety;
  3. With not less than 50% of the total area enclosed by the outermost body contour lines, excluding the area enclosing the engine, as seen in a plain view, utilized for designated seating positions and necessary legroom; and
  4. With a capacity of carrying not more than 10 passengers including the operator.


"Passenger and commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used for private passenger and commercial purposes that is eligible for combination registration.


"Combination registration" means the type of registration issued to a motor vehicle used for both private passenger and commercial purposes if the vehicle does not have a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of ten thousand pounds.


Connecticut Lemon Law Summary


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