Minnesota’s lemon law protects you against a new car (sold with a written warranty) that has a problem that affects the use or value of the vehicle. Under the lemon law, for any problem that arises within two years of purchase, the manufacturer must replace or a refund a vehicle if a serious problem can’t be fixed within a “reasonable” number of attempts.
Minnesota lemon law presumption
In order to use the lemon law, the manufacturer must have made a reasonable number of attempts to repair the vehicle. You don’t have to meet the lemon law presumption to have a case, but it sure helps. The presumption means that a particular number of attempts will be assumed to be reasonable.
- – Four attempts to repair the same problem;
- – One attempt to repair a defect involving the complete failure of the steering or braking system;
- – The car has been out of service for 30 or more total days.
Filing a lemon law case
If you think you have a case, get in touch with an attorney. We offer free consultations. If you win, the manufacturer must refund or replace the vehicle, plus it will pay your attorney’s fees.