What Is the Lemon Law in Minnesota?
The Minnesota Lemon Law was designed to protect consumers who buy or lease defective vehicles. If a manufacturer fails to fix warrantied defects, it must accept the return of the vehicle and provide a refund or replacement vehicle.
However, the law provides manufacturers with a reasonable number of attempts to fix the defect before a vehicle can be considered a lemon. Each of the following scenarios constitutes a reasonable number of attempts:
- 4 attempts for any one defect
- 1 attempt for a complete failure of the braking or steering system and is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury
- Any number of attempts that leave the car out of service for a total of 30 business days or more
The defect must substantially impair the vehicle’s use or market value. But defects that result from abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications are not protected. The defect must also be reported within the warranty period or two years from the date of delivery, whichever is sooner. But repair attempts may take place for up to three years from the delivery date.
When consumers prevail the law also holds manufacturers responsible for their attorney’s fees. Thus, you may retain an attorney who only charges for their service if you prevail, as the lawyers do at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®; we only get paid if you get a recovery. So reach out to us today for a Free Case Review and let us fight for your rights!