State Lemon Laws

Indiana Lemon Law Advice


Indiana has a neutral set of Lemon Laws. The number of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high, however you do not have to give the manufacturer one last repair attempt.. Additionally, the definition of what vehicles are covered is narrow.

Indiana Lemon Law Rating: 3 (neutral - neither favors nor disfavors the consumer)

Vehicles Covered:

  • Vehicles sold or leased and registered in Indiana that weigh less than 10,000 pounds
  • Excludes motorcycles, motor homes and conversion vans
  • Excludes ATVs or other recreational vehicles not designed for highway use

What constitutes a "lemon":

  • Four unsuccessful repair attempts
  • 30 business days out of service and the defect continues to exist.
  • The defect must substantially impair the use, safety or value of the vehicle
Valid for:
  • 18 months or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first

What to do if you suspect you have a lemon in Indiana:

  • Immediately draft a letter to the manufacturer of your automobile informing them of the defects you are experiencing. That notification letter must be sent via certified mail
  • Ensure that you save ALL documentation related to your automobile repairs

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