The Delaware lemon law covers automobiles, defined as any passenger motor vehicle that is leased or bought in Delaware or registered in Delaware. The lemon law does not cover motorcycles or the living facilities of motor homes.
Guidance from the Delaware Department of Justice indicates that the lemon law applies only to new automobiles.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
Because the lemon law covers leased vehicles, "consumer" appears to also include a lessee.
The lemon law covers any nonconformity , which is defined as a defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of an automobile.
The Delaware lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of repair attempts has been undertaken to conform a new automobile to the manufacturer's express warranty if, during the warranty term or during the period of one year following the date of the automobile's original delivery to a consumer, whichever is earlier, either of the following occurs:
This 30-day time limit is extended if repairs cannot be performed due to conditions beyond the control of the manufacturer, its agents or dealers, including war, invasion, strike, fire, flood or other natural disaster.
If the manufacturer has established an informal dispute settlement procedure that has been certified or approved by the Division of Consumer Protection, the lemon law's remedies are not available to a consumer who has not first resorted to the informal dispute settlement procedure. If an informal dispute settlement procedure has not been certified or approved, the consumer may immediately and directly seek the remedies provided by the lemon law.CLICK HERE to read more about Delaware Lemon Law