State Lemon Laws

Wisconsin Lemon Law Advice


Wisconsin has a very consumer friendly set of Lemon Laws, that are stronger than most states. The number of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high and the length of coverage is short - these favor the manufacturer. However, the definition of what vehicles are covered is broad - these favor the consumer.

Wisconsin Lemon Law Rating: 2 (slightly negative - slightly favors the consumer)

Vehicles Covered:

  • Vehicles sold or leased AND registered in Wisconsin
  • Includes motor homes
  • Includes motorcycles
  • Excludes mopeds and trailers

What constitutes a "lemon":

  • Four repair attempts
  • 30 calendar days out of service
Valid for:
  • Express written warranty or one year

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

  • 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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