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The Basics of the Lemon Law in Illinois

The New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act (Illinois’ Lemon Law) protects consumers by requiring vehicle manufacturers to refund or replace vehicles with defects that significantly impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. The law also provides manufacturers with opportunities to repair defective vehicles before they must return them.

If you have a lemon, the Illinois lemon law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® can help you collect the refund or replacement vehicle you’re owed. And we only get paid for cases we win.

Call us now at (800) 875-3666 for a free case review!

Illinois Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Does Illinois Have a Lemon Law?

Yes, Illinois’ Lemon Law (the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act) holds car companies responsible for ...

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Yes, Illinois’ Lemon Law (the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act) holds car companies responsible for defective vehicles they manufacture. If they are unable to repair a defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of a vehicle, the company must provide the consumer with a refund or a replacement vehicle.

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What Does the Lemon Law Cover in Illinois?

While the Illinois Lemon Law covers only motor vehicles with defects that substantially impair their...

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While the Illinois Lemon Law covers only motor vehicles with defects that substantially impair their use, value, or safety. However, federal law supplements these protections to include any consumer product. Therefore, if you purchase or lease a defective car, computer, or even a refrigerator that the manufacturer fails to repair, state and federal laws allow you to seek compensation.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

How Does the Lemon Law Work in Illinois?

The Illinois Lemon Law works by providing consumers legal recourse after purchasing or leasing a def...

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The Illinois Lemon Law works by providing consumers legal recourse after purchasing or leasing a defective vehicle. To qualify for recovery, you must first provide the manufacturer with a reasonable number of repair attempts to fix the defect. If those attempts fail, the next step is to present your case to the manufacturer’s informal dispute resolution program, a third-party arbitration panel. After hearing your case, the arbitrators will issue a ruling as to the compensation you deserve. If you are dissatisfied with their ruling, you may file your claim with the courts.

What Does the Lemon Law in Illinois Cover?

The Lemon Law in Illinois covers new vehicles (see FAQ section above for information about used cars), that were purchased or leased primarily for personal, household, or family purposes. This covers a wide variety of motor vehicles, including cars, trucks, and recreational vehicles. To be protected by the law, the vehicle must meet a few basic requirements:


  • The vehicle weighs less than 8,000 pounds

  • It has a defect that substantially impairs its use, safety, or value

  • The vehicle’s defect is covered by any of its applicable express warranties

If the vehicle has a defect that the manufacturer fails to repair after a reasonable number of attempts, they must replace the vehicle or refund its purchase price. The Illinois Lemon Law requires these attempts to be made within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles after the purchase date. And the law defines “reasonable number of attempts” as:


  • 4 attempts for the same issue

  • Any number of attempts that take a total of 30 business days or more

If your vehicle meets the above requirements, we can help you collect the compensation you deserve. That compensation can take the form of a full refund, less a small fee for your use of the vehicle. Or you can get a new vehicle of comparable value. Contact us today to get started!

Federal Law Supplements the Illinois Lemon law

If the defects in your vehicle fall outside of the 12 months or 12,000 mile period of the Illinois Lemon Law, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides more protection for Illinois’ consumers. Under federal law, a manufacturer must repair any defects that occur with the duration of the vehicle’s warranty within a reasonable time or a reasonable number of attempts.

The manufacturer must also deliver a vehicle that is “fit for its ordinary purpose” or of the level of quality you would expect. If the manufacturer fails to do either of these things, then you may recover monetary compensation designed to make you whole along with the payment of your attorneys’ fees. Contact us today to get the process started and learn your rights.

How To Make a Lemon Law Claim in Illinois

Before you can file a Lemon Law claim in Illinois, you must try resolving disputes via informal settlement procedures with the vehicle manufacturer. In most cases, your vehicle’s warranty or owner’s manual will include details about such programs. If the manufacturer hasn’t provided written information about such a state-certified program, you can take immediate legal action.

Rather than reading through the fine print in all of your vehicle’s paperwork, contact an Illinois Lemon Law lawyer. We know which manufacturers have these kinds of settlement procedures and can help you through the process. And if the Dispute Board fails to rule in your favor, we’ll already have the evidence we need to bring a civil action and collect your compensation.

Why Choose Krohn & Moss as Your Illinois Lemon Law Firm?

  • 25+ Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
  • Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
  • Over 10,000 Lemon Law Settlements in Illinois Alone
  • Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
  • Responds to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Always Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients
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