State Lemon Laws

New Hampshire Lemon Law Advice


New Hampshire has a slightly negative set of Lemon Laws. The number of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high, and the warranty period is short. Additionally, the definition of what vehicles are covered is narrow.

New Hampshire Lemon Law Rating: 3 (Neurtral- neither favors nor disfavors the manufacturer)

Vehicles Covered:

  • Passenger vehicles purchased or registered in New Hampshire
  • Includes motorcycles
  • Excludes vehciles that weigh more than 9,000 pounds
  • Excludes mopeds and off-highway recreational vehicles

What constitutes a "lemon":

  • Three unsuccessful repair attempts
  • 30 business days out of service and the defect continues to exist

Valid for:

  • The manufacturer's express warranty period

What to do if you suspect you have a lemon in New Hampshire:

  • 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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