New York's Used Car Lemon Law applies to purchased or leased cars, SUVs, light duty trucks, and motorcycles. Motor homes (RVs) are not covered by NY Lemon Law.
Used vehicles covered by New York’s new car Lemon Law must meet five conditions:
In order to be considered a “lemon,” the vehicle must meet the following requirements:
Used Car Warranty Term
According to New York’s used car Lemon Law, the length of the required warranty is based on the vehicle's mileage. If the mileage at the time of purchase or lease was 18,001 to 36,000, the warranty lasts for 90 days or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first. If the mileage at the time of purchase or lease was 36,001 to 79,999, the warranty lasts for 60 days or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. If the mileage at the time of purchase or lease was 80,000 to 100,000, the warranty lasts for 30 days or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first.
|Miles at Purchase the earlier of:||Lemon Law Duration|
|18,001 to 36,000||90 days or 4,000 miles|
|36,001 to 79,999||60 days or 3,000 miles|
|80,000 to 100,000||30 days or 1,000 miles|
According to New York’s Used Car Lemon Law, the warranty must cover at least:
NY used car Lemon Law allows dealers to exclude coverage for a number of factors, including lack of maintenance, accident or collision, odometer alteration, tune-ups, racing, towing, normal wear, property damage, and loss of use and time.
In addition minimum statutory warranties provided by New York used car Lemon Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, section 417 requires inspections and prohibits dealers from selling a used vehicle “as is.” The dealer is required to certify that the car will, under normal use, be in satisfactory condition.
The most important of these remedies is the warranty of serviceability (Vehicle and Traffic Law, section 417). This warranty cannot be waived by the buyer. No car can be sold by a dealer to you "as is." The warranty of serviceability requires the dealer to certify to you that the car is in condition and repair to render, under normal use, satisfactory and adequate service at the time of delivery.
New York’s used car Lemon Law does not apply to sales:
In addition to New York’s used car Lemon Law, there are other laws on the books that can help you get justice if you have a lemon. These include the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the Warranty of Merchantability, the Truth in Lending Act, and the Federal Odometer Act.