Kentucky’s Lemon Law for New Cars

The Kentucky Lemon Law protects consumers from getting stuck with defective vehicles. If your new car has a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, the law entitles you to a refund or replacement vehicle. Our experienced lemon law attorneys in Kentucky can help you collect that compensation at no cost to you.

Vehicles Covered

The Kentucky Lemon Law applies to vehicles that are registered or licensed within the state and are intended to be used primarily on public highways. The law does not apply to:

  • Motor homes
  • Motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Vehicles with three or more axels
  • Tractors
  • Vehicles altered significantly after the initial sale

Repair Attempts

Before you can demand a refund or replacement vehicle for your lemon you need to give the manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair it. In Kentucky, that means 4 attempts OR a total of 30 days out of service. In either case, each repair attempt needs to be for the same issue and must take place within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If your vehicle doesn’t meet these criteria, don’t despair, because the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides even greater protection.

The Lemon Law Process

Once the manufacturer tries and fails to fix your lemon, Kentucky’s Lemon Law requires you to seek a resolution through the manufacturer’s informal dispute resolution system, if they have one. We can handle this on your behalf. To do so, we’ll compile all of your supporting documents and present your claim to the arbitration board.

After reviewing the case, the board will offer whatever settlement it feels is appropriate. In many cases, the settlement will include a refund or replacement vehicle. But if you aren’t satisfied with the offer, you have the right to reject it. In such cases, we’ll file a Lemon Law claim in court to secure a more favorable outcome on your behalf.

You have two years from when you take delivery of the vehicle to file a claim under Kentucky’s Lemon Law. Under federal lemon laws, you have four years to file a claim. Either way, it’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as you think you might have a lemon. So reach out to us today so we can review your case and start taking the next steps.

Kentucky Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Does Kentucky Have a Lemon Law for Used Cars?

YES! Although the Kentucky Lemon Law does not apply to used cars, the federal Lemon Law does. Like t...

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YES! Although the Kentucky Lemon Law does not apply to used cars, the federal Lemon Law does. Like the state law, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides consumers with a mechanism to seek damages for their lemon vehicle if manufacturers fail to fix warranted defects within a reasonable number of attempts. You can think of it as the federal Lemon Law for used cars.

The federal Lemon Law actually applies to all consumer products, including new and used vehicles, as long as they were sold with a warranty. It also includes fee-shifting provisions similar to those in the Kentucky Lemon Law, meaning the car company will pay your attorneys’ fees if we win your case. So if you purchased a lemon in Kentucky, new or used, let us know so we can help!

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What Will My Responsibilities Be During the Investigation and Legal Process?

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we make it as easy as possible for our clients to ma...

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At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we make it as easy as possible for our clients to make use of both federal and state lemon laws. During the investigation process, we ask only that you provide us with the relevant paperwork for your claim. In most cases, this includes:

  • The vehicle’s repair history or service log
  • All sales documentation
  • Warranty or extended coverage paperwork
FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

My Car Has Problems. Can I Get the Dealer to Replace It without Hiring an Attorney?

Although you aren’t required to hire an attorney to settle Lemon Law disputes, attempting to do so w...

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Although you aren’t required to hire an attorney to settle Lemon Law disputes, attempting to do so without legal representation can be very difficult. Merely mentioning phrases like “replacement vehicle” or “Lemon Law” often leads to getting the run around from the manufacturer’s customer service representatives.

Hiring a law firm is the best way to get your desired result. At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, we make sure that our clients receive the maximum compensation possible. And since we seek our attorneys’ fees from the manufacturer rather than our clients, it doesn’t make sense to go it alone. Instead, hire a law firm that has handled over 45,000 cases like yours to assist you.

How Can Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® Help You?

If your car qualifies as a lemon under Kentucky OR federal Lemon Laws, the manufacturer must replace it with a comparable vehicle or refund your money. Alternatively, they can provide you with monetary compensation equal to the amount you overpaid for your vehicle in order to make you whole.

However, car companies often try to weasel out of these obligations. Our lemon law attorneys in Kentucky have the knowledge and experience to make sure these companies pay you what you’re entitled to receive.

We’ve helped more than 45,000 people like you collect the compensation they deserved. And with fewer than 3% of those cases going to trial, our clients typically get paid much faster than the time it takes to go through the court system. Plus, we always seek the largest payout possible for our clients.

Best of all, we don’t get paid unless you do. And when you get paid, we bill the car company for our services, not you. That means you get highly experienced legal representation at no cost. So if you have a lemon, reach out to us today so we can review your case and start fighting for your rights.

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