The Connecticut lemon law applies to passenger motor vehicles, passenger/commercial motor vehicles, and motorcycles that are sold or leased in the state.
"Passenger motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle:
"Passenger and commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used for private passenger and commercial purposes that is eligible for combination registration.
"Combination registration" means the type of registration issued to a motor vehicle used for both private passenger and commercial purposes if the vehicle does not have a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of ten thousand pounds.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.
The lemon l aw covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, safety or value of the motor vehicle to the consumer. This is referred to as a nonconformity.
The lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that a nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the motor vehicle by a consumer.
The Connecticut lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of attempts has been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if any of the following occurs:
The two year, 30 day, and one year period, and the term of an express warranty, are extended by any period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of war, invasion, strike or fire, flood or other natural disaster.
The lemon law provisions requiring repurchase or replacement of a nonconforming motor vehicle do not apply to a consumer who has not first used an informal dispute settlement procedure that has been certified by the Attorney General as complying with 16 C.F.R. Part 702 and the lemon law. If the manufacturer has not established an informal dispute settlement procedure that has been certified by the Attorney General, the consumer may request arbitration through the procedure established by the Department of Consumer Protection.CLICK HERE to read more about Connecticut Lemon Law