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The Lemon Law an Overview

The New Jersey Lemon Law is a consumer protection law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature to assist consumers when they purchase a new motor vehicle that develops repeated defects or becomes unusable for lengthy periods during the first two years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first). The Lemon Law also applies to used vehicles with different time and mileage restrictions. The intent of the law is to require the manufacturer of a new motor vehicle to correct defects that are originally covered under the manufacturer's warranty and are identified and reported within a specific time period.

The NJ Lemon Law also provides for procedures to quickly resolve disputes between a consumer and a manufacturer and for specific remedies when the uncorrected defect substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the new vehicle.

NJ Lemon Law procedures are very specific. Please read this information carefully (download, print it) and keep it in your files. Be sure to keep accurate written records of all service to your vehicle. When corresponding with the dealer, the manufacturer, or the Division's Lemon Law Unit concerning problems, send all mail by certified mail with a return receipt requested.

The Division of Consumer Affairs' Lemon Law Unit offers information and application processing only. The Division does not hear cases directly; that is the responsibility of the Office of Administrative Law.

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