The lemon law is an administrative proceeding which allows a purchaser of a defective vehicle to receive a refund or new vehicle. Under the New Jersey lemon law, the purchaser must prove the following:
The same problem has been repaired three or more times,
The existence of the problem affects the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.
The problem persists after the manufacturer's last chance repair.
The problem meets the lemon law mileage criteria, i.e., the letter giving the manufacturer the final opportunity to repair the vehicle was sent before 18,000 miles
All of these criteria must be met to proceed under the New Jersey lemon law. A failure to understand the requirements of New Jersey law is the chief reason why auto manufacturers win over two thirds of the cases submitted to the Division.
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