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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 New York (see below).

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New York Lemon Law Summary

The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the New York lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law Section 198-a.

The New York lemon law applies to motor vehicles that are subject to a manufacturer’s express warranty at the time of original delivery and are either:


  1. Purchased, leased or transferred in New York within the first 18,000 miles of operation or two years from date of original delivery, whichever is earlier; or
  2. Registered in New York.

The lemon law does not cover motorcycles or off-road vehicles, and does not apply to the living facilities of motor homes.

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Manufacturers participating in New York:


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
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Volkswagen
Workhorse

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