Our firm handles lawsuits relating to New York State’s Lemon Law (General Business Law §§ 198-a & 198-b), as well as automobile repair and warranty issues.
New York’s Used Car Lemon Law (General Business Law § 198-b)
New York State’s Used Car Lemon Law (G.B.L. § 198-b) provides limited warranty protection for used cars costing more than $1,500 depending upon the number of miles on the odometer .
- 18,000 miles to 36,000 miles – warranty for at least 90 days or 4,000 miles after purchase
- 36,000 miles to 80,000 miles – warranty for at least 60 days or 3,000 miles after purchase
- 80,000 miles to 100,000 miles – warranty for 30 days or 3,000 miles after purchase
New York’s Used Car Lemon Law does not apply to used cars with more than 100,000 miles when purchased. However, if an extended warranty is purchased on a vehicle with over 100,000 miles, other legal remedies may be available.
New York’s Used Car Lemon Law has been applied to:
- used vehicles with coolant leaks
- malfunctions in the steering and front end mechanism
- stalling and engine knocking
- vehicles that would not start and the “check engine” light on
- malfunctioning “flashing data communications link” lights
Used car dealers must be given an opportunity to cure a defect before the consumer can commence a lawsuit enforcing his or her rights under the Used Car Lemon Law. If you have purchased a used automobile that you believe qualifies under New York’s Used Car Lemon Law, and you have given the dealership an opportunity to repair the vehicle and they refused or were unable to make repairs, you may be entitled to a refund, your repair and diagnostic costs, as well as to have your attorney’s fees paid for you. Contact a New York Lemon Law Lawyer for free today to find out more.
New York’s New Car Lemon Law (General Business Law § 198-a)
New York’s New Car Lemon Law (G.B.L. § 198-a) essentially provides that if the same problem cannot be repaired after four or more attempts; Or if your car is out of service to repair a problem for a total of thirty days during the warranty period; Or if the manufacturer or its agent refuses to repair a substantial defect within twenty days of receipt of notice sent by you…Then you are entitled to a comparable car or refund of the purchase price.
New Car dealers must be given at least 4 opportunities to correct the defect(s) before a new car purchaser can commence a lawsuit seeking to enforce the New Car Lemon Law. If you have purchased a new automobile that you believe qualifies under New York Lemon Law, and you have given the dealership 4 opportunities to repair the vehicle and they refused or were unable to make repairs, you may be entitled to a refund, your repair and diagnostic costs, as well as to have your attorney’s fees paid for you. Contact a New York Lemon Law Attorney for free today to find out more.
Other Automobile Issues
- Did your used car dealer fail to disclose that the car you purchased was previously used as a rental vehicle?
- Did a car dealer alter the terms of your sale contract after you already purchased your vehicle?
- Did your used car dealer fail to disclose that the car you purchased was involved in a prior accident?
- Were there hidden finance charges in your new or used car purchase?
- Were you overcharged by an auto repair shop?
- Has a car dealership refused to honor your warranty or extended warranty?
If you have any questions about New York’s Lemon Law or other automobile-related consumer laws, you can speak with a Lemon Law lawyer right now, FOR FREE. Or, if you prefer, you can email us, and one of our attorneys will review your case and be in touch shortly.