Nevada Lemon Law
If you have a defective new car, you should know that you have recourse. Nevada’s lemon law can help you get a refund or replacement vehicles. Here’s a summary of the law:
New cars: Yes
Used cars: No
Business vehicles: No
Leased vehicles: No
Lemon law period: 1 year
What is a Lemon Car Under Nevada Lemon Law?
Nevada lemon law covers new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, and trucks that are purchased in Nevada. In order to be considered a “lemon,” the vehicle must meet the following requirements:
- Does not conform to the manufacturer’s express warranty
- Has substantial defects affecting the use or value of the vehicle
- Has manufacturer’s defects that occurred during the first year from the delivery date or the expiration of the warranty (whichever period ends first)
- Has been taken in four times for the same problem or has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 calendar days
- The manufacturer has been notified in writing of the defect within one year from the delivery date or the expiration of the warranty (whichever period ends first)
- If you have a manufacturer’s warranty and have moved, you have notified the manufacturer of your change of address
- The owner has participated in the manufacturer’s informal arbitration program, if one exists
- The vehicle is used for personal, family, or household purposes
Nevada Revised Statutes, Sections 597.600 through 597.688 are the state’s lemon law.
Getting Lemon Justice: Nevada Lemon Law Relief
Nevada lemon law provides several options for a successful lemon law claimant. First, you may be awarded a replacement vehicle of the same year, make, and model. You may also qualify for a monetary award, which can include:
- The full purchase price
- Sales tax
- License fees
- Registration fees
- Attorney’s fees
The amount of the monetary reward may be reduced by a deduction for your use of the vehicle.
Pursuing a NV Lemon Law Claim
Under Nevada lemon law, within one year after the delivery date of the vehicle or the expiration of the warranty (whichever comes first), you must notify the manufacturer in writing of the problem. You should send this letter by certified mail, with a return receipt requested. Here’s a sample demand letter that you can adapt for your use.
You must also participate in the manufacturer’s informal dispute resolution process (if one exists) before you are eligible to file a lemon law claim in court. Any lemon law lawsuit must be filed within 18 months of taking delivery of the vehicle.
How We Can Help
Wherever you are in the lemon law claim process, we’re happy to help. Whether you need help gathering the material documenting your lemon, submitting the final demand letter, negotiating a settlement, or appealing the arbitration decision, Lemberg Law will be at your side every step of the way.
Helping consumers is what we do. We’ve helped more than 12,000 people recover more than $35 million. You can read more about us here.
Remember that vehicle manufacturers have teams of lawyers that do nothing but fight lemon law claims. Lemon laws try to level playing field by forcing automakers to pay the consumer’s attorney fees in successful lemon law claims. That’s why our representation won’t cost you a dime.
There’s a limited window of opportunity for filing a lemon law claim. If you suspect you have a Nevada lemon, give us a call today. We understand your frustration, and will do our best to deliver the justice you deserve.