Massachusetts' Lemon Law slightly favor the manufacturer. The number
of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high, although the term that the law is valid for is relatively short. However, Massachusetts does provide some protection for used cars.
Massachusetts Lemon Law Rating: 2 (slightly negative - slightly favors the manufacturer)
- Cars, trucks and vans that were bought or leased in Massachusetts
- Includes motorcycles
- Excludes vehicles designed for non-family use
What constitutes a "lemon":
- Three repair attempts
- 15 business days out of service
Used Car Lemon Law:
- Massachusetts has a rather extensive used car lemon law. It protects the consumer whether the car was purchased from a dealer or a private party (although different regulations apply).
What to do if you suspect you have a lemon in Massachusetts:
- 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
- You will be required to give the manufacturer one last attempt to repair the vehicle.
- Ensure that you save ALL documentation related to your automobile
Lemon Laws in Other States