Ohio Motorcycle Lemon Law

Do you have a bad bike?

m-pass-4.jpgThe Ohio Lemon Law can help you get rid of it.

If you have a lemon motorcycle or lemon ATV, then the Ohio Lemon Law will cover you. Under the Ohio Lemon Law you are entitled to a replacement motorcycle or ATV of the same year, make and model OR all your money back including towing and manufacturer after-purchase accessories. If the manufacturer does not agree to repurchase or replace your defective motorcycle or ATV, then you can also make them pay your attorney fees if you have to file a lawsuit in court.

Ohio Motorcycle Lemon Law has four definitions of a lemon bike, and they apply to an All Terrain Vehicle, too. In order to be considered a “lemon”, the motorcycle must meet one of the following definitions below. These definitions only apply during the first 18,000 miles of use or within the first year after the motorcycle or ATV is sold in “new” condition.

  1. Did the same defect occur three times without getting repaired at the end of the third attempt? The defect must be substantial and affect the use, safety, or value of the vehicle.
  2. Was your vehicle in the shop for warranty repairs for a total of 30 days or more? Days out of service include the day it was delivered to the shop as well as the day you pick up the bike or you are told it is ready for pickup (whichever occurs first). And, be sure to include weekends and holidays during that time period.
  3. Did you complain about eight or more different substantial defects? Eight is the maximum number of defects allowed under the Ohio Lemon Law.
  4. Did your bike or ATV have a “deadly” defect that did not get fixed on the very first attempt? A bad motorcycle can be a lot more dangerous to ride than a bad car or truck. Because of that, the manufacturer only gets one chance to fix a defect that is so serious that it is likely to cause an accident or someone to get hurt if the defect is not fixed on the very first attempt.

You only need to fit any one of these different Lemon Law definitions. If you do, then you have a right to make the manufacturer give you a new vehicle that runs right or to give you back your money. Your choice.

If your vehicle does not meet any one of the Ohio lemon law definitions, then it may meet the Federal Lemon Law definition which is described below.

Are UTV’s and Scooters Covered By the Lemon Law?

UTV’s and Scooters are covered by the Federal Lemon Law but not the Ohio Lemon Law.

Ask yourself these questions:

Q. Did the manufacturer fix every defect within a reasonable amount of time during the life of the warranty?

Q. Did the manufacturer fix every defect within a reasonable number of chances during the life of the warranty?

If the answer is NO to either one of these questions, your UTV or Scooter may qualify as a Lemon under the Federal lemon law.

If you think your vehicle is a “lemon”, then it’s time to hire an experienced lemon law attorney to represent you. Burdge Law has experienced attorneys that have successfully helped hundreds of bike owners to get rid of these defective motorcycle .If you have a problem motorcycle and the manufacturer won’t replace or repurchase your lemon motorcycle or ATV or UTV or Scooter, call Burdge Law for the solution and let us fight for you.

Remember, life is too short to put up with a bad bike. Especially when you don’t have to.

Additional Resources

Find Your State’s Motorcycle Lemon Law Summaries click here.

Click here for link to some informative websites dedicated to motorcycles and the people that ride them.

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