New York State Lemon Law

Lemon Laws in New York

Many of our visitors have written to us regarding New York State Lemon Law and specifically what can be done about a recently purchased problem vehicle.

We have researched this topic over the past few months and have put together the following advice:

What is New York State Lemon Law?

Many new and used vehicles have very serious mechanical problems due to a glitch in the manufacturing process.

In many cases the manufacturer will buy the vehicle back from the consumer, which is why it is often referred to as a manufacturer buyback.

New York Lemon Law protects vehicle purchasers who find themselves stuck with one of these problem cars. Although the lemon laws in New York are different than those throughout the rest of the country, the core principles of the law remain the same.

Some important tips to follow:

1. If you think you might have recently purchased a vehicle with serious problems, do not delay in contacting a lawyer to see what your rights may be.

2. Keep clear records of all issues concerning the car, especially maintenance records (where was it serviced, on what date, what exactly was done, etc.)

3. Find out if there are any current recalls and/or TSBs (technical service bulletins) for your vehicle. There might be a manufacturer issued fix to your problem.

The law is definitely on your side, so please do not be afraid to pursue your case. Find a qualified lawyer who is aware of the lemon laws in New York and find out what your rights are.

Also, keep in mind that the quicker you act, the more likely you are to receive retribution or even a replacement vehicle.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to email us at

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