Q. What are Lemon Laws?
A lemon law is, “a statute designed to protect a consumer who buys any product of inferior quality.” Black's Law Dictionary [(11th ed 2019 lemon law]
New York’s lemon laws govern:
- Dogs and Cats General Business Law § 751; Agriculture and Markets Law § 400 et seq
- Farm Equipment Business Law § 697 et seq
- Motor Homes General Business Law Warranties § 198-a
- Motor Vehicles General Business Law § 198-a; General Business Law § 198-
- Wheel Chairs General Business Law § 670
The New York State Attorney General’s General Bureau of Consumer Frauds & Protection Resource Center publishes brochures explaining lemon laws and its arbitration program.