State Lemon Laws

Michigan Lemon Law Advice


Michigan's Lemon Laws slightly favor the manufactuer. The number of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high, and the definition of what vehicles are covered is narrow - these favor the manufacturer.

Michigan Lemon Law Rating: 2 (somewhat negative - slightly disfavors the consumer)

Vehicles Covered:

  • New cars, vans or pickups bought AND registered in Michigan
  • Excludes motorcycles, and motor homes
  • Excludes commercial vehicles
  • Excludes recreational vehicles such as ATVs

What constitutes a "lemon":

  • Three usuccessful attempts to repair a defect
  • 25 calendar days out of service
Valid for:
  • terms of the express written warranty or 1 year, whichever comes sooner

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

  • 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 need to give the manufacturer one last chance to repair the vehicle (or 5 days to complete the repair).
  • Ensure that you save ALL documentation related to your automobile repairs

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