Vehicles Purchased New Before March 1, 2014
lf you have tried unsuccessfully at least 4 times to get your new vehicle repaired, or if it has been out of service for 30 days or more, you may be entitled to a refund of your purchase price with some adjustments or replacement of the defective vehicle. The repair attempts or time out of service must have occurred while an express warranty was in effect or within one year after the original delivery date, whichever is sooner. The law applies to new (including leased) vehicles and demonstrator vehicles sold in Wisconsin, including automobiles, trucks, motor homes and motorcycles. It does not cover mopeds, semitrailers or trailers designed for use with a truck or truck tractor. If it is necessary to file suit to enforce your rights under the Wisconsin Lemon Law and the Court determines your vehicle is a “LEMON” you could recover double the amount of the adjusted purchase price plus reasonable attorney fees and costs.
Vehicles Purchased New on or after March 1, 2014
Substantial changes were made in Wisconsin’s Lemon Law for new vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2014. Many of the changes reduced consumer’s rights, including the elimination of double damages, establishing different rules for large trucks and giving a manufacturer the option of giving the consumer a refund in place of a comparable new vehicle. Consumers can still require the manufacturer to pay their attorney fees and costs if they win their case. Contact us for a free consultation. An attorney experienced in prosecuting lemon law claims will explain your rights to you at no charge.