Lemon Law / Washington D.C. Lemon Law
Kimmel & Silverman uses the Lemon Law in DC and various Federal Warranty Statutes to provide 100% cost-free legal help to distressed drivers throughout the District of Columbia.
The Washington D.C. Lemon Law applies to new cars, vans, or trucks sold, leased, or registered in Washington D.C. that suffer a non-conformity. A non-conformity is a defect or condition that cannot be repaired after four attempts by an authorized manufacturer's dealership.
This defect must substantially impair the vehicle's use, value, or safety, and it must first occur within the first 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.
The District of Columbia Lemon Law also applies to vehicles that are in the shop for repair thirty (30) or more calendar days during the first year.
It's important to note that 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.
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 entitled to cost-free legal help, feel free to submit a question online, or fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form for a free case evaluation.
Read the Washington D.C. Lemon Law Statute.
Still have questions? See our D.C. Lemon Law FAQ.