Lemon Law / OH Lemon Law

Last updated: March 19, 2023

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Ohio Lemon Law Information

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Many drivers do not know that the Lemon Law in Ohio and various Federal Warranty Statutes provide 100% cost-free legal help to distressed drivers, with no legal fees or filing costs.

If you fall under the Lemon Law in OH, you could be entitled to a new car or a full or partial refund at absolutely no cost to you at any time – win or lose.

What is the "Lemon Law" in Ohio?

The Lemon Law in Ohio applies to new cars, non-commercial motor vehicles, motor homes, and recreational vehicles that suffer a nonconformity – a defect or condition, which substantially impairs the use, value or safety – that cannot be repaired after three attempts by an authorized manufacturer's dealership.

For a claim to qualify under the OH Lemon Law, the first repair must occur in the first 12 months or 18,000 miles – whichever comes first.

The OH Lemon Law also covers you if you have been in the shop for eight (8) total repair attempts, regardless if they are for the same or different problems, or one attempt to repair a condition that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.

In addition, The Lemon Law in Ohio also applies to vehicles that are in the shop for repair thirty (30) or more calendar days during the first year.

What is the lemon law in Ohio for used cars?

Unfortunately, most used vehicles are not eligible to take advantage of the OH Lemon Law. The lemon law assists only with used vehicles that are re-sold within the first year or 18,000 miles of operation (whichever occurs first), and problems must be reported in this time frame in order to qualify for the OH lemon law.

What vehicles are covered in the OH Lemon Law

The Ohio Lemon Law applies to a range of motor vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, engine and chassis motorhomes (this does not include towable motorhomes and the OH lemon law does not apply to interior items like refrigerators or stoves), light trucks under one ton not used for business. In the State of Ohio, recreation watercraft such as boats are excluded from the lemon law coverage.

Ohio residents are also protected under federal lemon law statutes

Undoubtedly, the majority of us have heard about Ohio's Lemon Laws at some point. Such laws exist to safeguard car owners in all States if their automobile turns out to be problematic. But what happens when you are not eligible for protection under these regulations?

Do you know about the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, a little-known Federal law that car dealerships don't usually bring up when selling cars?

Although this law may not be very well known, it does apply to all cars or any products that are valued over $25 and covered by a manufacturer's warranty.

When a vehicle has to be repaired three or more times for the same issue, it is an indication that the warranty is not functioning adequately.

As a consequence, you may be eligible to receive compensation that reflects the decreased value of the car due to any issues it has. That troublesome window motor which was ultimately fixed, the air conditioner not producing cool air anymore, water leakage in your trunk finally sealed after numerous attempts as well as several upgrades on your navigation system- all these could amount up to thousands of dollars for you!

Other benefits of this federal law include:

  • Your vehicle remains yours to keep!
  • Your warranty remains valid and they must still repair your vehicle.
  • Your vehicle will not be branded or labeled as a lemon in any way.
  • When trading or selling your car, there is no obligation to reveal that you obtained this money.
  • The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, like the Lemon Law, provides consumers with access to no-cost legal aid so they can invoke their rights on a level playing field against manufacturers. But unlike the lemon law, this statute applies to used cars as well!
  • Choose Kimmel & Silverman as your Ohio Lemon Law Attorneys

    Kimmel & Silverman is the oldest and largest Lemon Law Firm in the Northeast.

    Since 1991, our firm has provided 100% cost-free help to more than 100,000 drivers, handling 24% of all Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty claims nationwide. Our process is quick and easy, and you can drive your car throughout the entirety of you case. In fact, many of our cases are settled within 30 to 90 days.

    Even if your car falls outside of the limitations established by the Lemon Law, there are still Federal Breach of Warranty Laws which apply. If your car has an original or extended manufacturer's warranty and has a problem that can't be fixed after three repair attempts, chances are we can help you.

    Beware of Ohio Lemon Law Firms who Take Your Case on Contingency

    Beware of Ohio Lemon Law Firms taking your case on contingency. That means that, if you win, they will take a portion of your winnings. This could cost you significant money. The laws we work with have a fee-shifting provision which enable us to receive all fees or costs from the manufacturer if you prevail.

    Because we believe strongly in our service, and because we would never want to deter a consumer for fighting for their OH Lemon Law rights, there is no cost, win or lose, at any time whenever you work with Kimmel & Silverman on your Lemon Law claim.

    The Lemon Law can be confusing and is open up to numerous interpretations if you don't understand how it works. If you are driving a defective vehicle and you want to find out if you are entitleds to cost-free legal help, feel free to submit a question online, or fill out our Get Rid Of Your Lemon worksheet for a free case evaluation.

    We Welcome You to Submit Your OH Lemon Law Claim

    Our Ohio office is located at 3 Summit Park Drive, Suite 100 Independence, OH 44131.

    Get rid of your lemon! Call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652 ) for your FREE OH Lemon Law case review.