US Motorcycle Lemon Laws
If you have a lemon motorcycle, then your state
Lemon Law may cover you. Every state has a motor vehicle lemon law and about half of them cover motorcycles and
All Terrain Vehicles and some even cover scooters. To find out if your state lemon law covers motorcycles, click on
"Find Your State's Motorcycle Lemon Law" in the box to the right. Generally state lemon laws require you to give
your dealer at least 3 or 4 chances to fix the same defect before your bike can be declared a lemon. But some state
lemon laws also limit the total number of days your bike can be in the shop for warranty repairs too. Each law is a little
different so read the summary for your state's Motorcycle Lemon Law to find out.
Under the Ohio Lemon Law you are
entitled to a replacement motorcycle or all your money back.
If the manufacturer does not agree to do it, then you can
also make him pay your attorney fees if you have to fight
them in court.
Every state has a Lemon Law and most will cover
a motorcycle. Ohio’s Motorcycle Lemon Law is one of
the strongest in the country.
Ohio’s Motorcycle Lemon Law has five
definitions of a lemon bike.
First, did the manufacturer live up to the
warranty for the life of the warranty? In other words did
they fix every defect within a reasonable amount of time?
Did they fix every defect within a reasonable number of chances?
If the answer is “no” to either question, then
you have a lemon.
In addition to that definition of a lemon bike,
the Ohio Motorcycle Lemon Law has four more definitions of
a lemon bike. If you fit any definition, then you are entitled
to a new motorcycle or your money back, but these definitions
only apply during the first 18,000 miles of use or within
the first year after the motorcycle is sold in “new” condition.
Number one, did the same
defect occur three times without getting repaired at the
end of the third attempt?
Number two, was your motorcycle
in the shop for warranty repairs of defects for a total
of 30 days or more? Be sure to count weekends and holidays,
if they had your motorcycle then.
Number three, did your bike
have nine different defects or more than that? Eight is
the maximum number of defects allowed under the Ohio Motorcycle
Number four, did your bike
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 five
different definitions of a lemon motorcycle. If you do, then
you have a right to make the manufacturer give you a new
motorcycle that runs right or to give you back your money.
If the manufacturer won't replace your lemon
motorcycle, or won't buy back your bad bike, then you need
our Free Help.
Call our Lemon Help Line at 1-888-331-642.
Or email us. Or get a Free
Case Review by clicking here.
Or fax your sales contract, finance contract and repair orders
Remember, life is too short to put up with
a bad bike. Especially when you don’t have to.
Click here for
link to some informative websites dedicated to motorcycles
and the people that ride them!