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Every state has a lemon law. The BBB AUTO LINE program assists consumers with vehicle warranty complaints for participating manufacturers in Washington (see below).

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Washington Lemon Law Summary

The Washington lemon law covers a new motor vehicle that:

  1. Is primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways;
  2. Was originally purchased or leased at retail from a new motor vehicle dealer or leasing company in Washington; and
  3. Was initially registered in Washington, or for which a temporary license was issued to a nonresident member of the U.S. armed forces who has applied for out-of-state registration.

New motor vehicle includes a motorcycle, a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of less than 19,000 pounds, the self-propelled vehicle and chassis of a motor home, and a demonstrator or lease-purchase vehicle sold with a manufacturer’s warranty.

New motor vehicle
also includes a vehicle purchased or leased with a manufacturer’s written warranty by a member of the armed forces, regardless of in which state the vehicle was purchased or leased, if (1) the vehicle otherwise meets the definition of a new motor vehicle, and (2) the consumer is a member of the armed forces stationed or residing in Washington at the time the consumer submits a request for arbitration.

The lemon law does not cover a new motor vehicle purchased or leased by a business as part of a fleet of ten or more vehicles at one time or under a single purchase or lease agreement.

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Manufacturers participating in Washington:


Acura
Audi
Bentley (Rolls-Royce)
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Ford
GMC Truck

Honda
Hyundai
Indian Motorcycle
Infiniti
Kia
Land Rover
Lincoln
Lotus

Mazda
Mercury
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saab
Saturn
smart USA
Volkswagen
Workhorse Custom Chassis