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Ohio's Lemon Law
Ohio’s Lemon Law protects you if you buy a new car but find that it has serious problems.
The law covers warranty issues that impair your personal car or truck’s use, value or safety, as long as those problems first occur and were reported within the vehicle’s first year or within 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Consumers have to give the manufacturer a chance to fix the problem.
The Lemon Law protects consumers when:
- A single attempt to fix a serious defect has failed.
- The vehicle is stuck in the shop for a cumulative total of at least 30 days during its first year or 18,000 miles.
- Three or more attempts have been made to correct a single problem, but the fixes fail or the problem recurs.
- Eight or more attempts have been made to fix different problems.
If you bought a new car and it begins to have problems, make sure you report them to the manufacturer promptly. You need to give the automaker the chance to fix your car before you invoke the Lemon Law.
Learn more about the Lemon Law and your rights at the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
You can file a complaint & report a scam on our website, or call (216) 443-7035.
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