Lemon Law

The Wisconsin Lemon Law provides important protections for all consumers who buy a new motor vehicle in Wisconsin. If your new motor vehicle suffers from serious defects impacting its use, you may have a Lemon entitling you to a refund.

If your new vehicle suffers from a defect covered under the warranty and:

  1. The dealer fails to fix the defect in four attempts; or
  2. If your new vehicle suffers one or more serious defects covered under the warranty and it is out of service for 30 or more days during your first year of ownership; or
  3. If your new vehicle suffers a serious problem covered by the warranty which is presented to the dealership for repair within the first year of ownership and the problem continues.

Then you may have a Lemon. 

If your new vehicle qualified as a Lemon, you are entitled to a full refund, including tax, title, license fees, and all paid at points of sale, plus all interest paid on the vehicle to date and collateral costs. Your refund is subject to a reasonable allowance for use deduction which is strictly limited under the Lemon Law.

The Lemon Law is intended to be a self-enforcing consumer protection statute. If a manufacturer fails to comply with the Lemon Law, you are entitled to reimbursement for your legal fees and costs by the manufacturer. The Lemon Law covers personally owned and commercial vehicles, including large trucks.

We are experienced Lemon Law and consumer product warranty attorneys. If you think you may have a Lemon, call us today for a free evaluation.

Below is the Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Lemon Law Notice and Nonconformity Report. This is a mandatory form that must be completed to begin the Lemon Law process. We provide it for your convenience if you wish to initiate a claim on your own. Should you have any questions about this form or the process to bring a claim, please contact our office or complete a website case submission.

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