The Michigan lemon law covers an y motor vehicle designed as a passenger vehicle, sports utility vehicle, pickup truck, or van. The lemon law does not cover buses, trucks, and motor homes.
A "new motor vehicle" is a motor vehicle that is purchased or leased in Michigan or purchased or leased by a resident of Michigan, and that is covered by a manufacturer's express warranty at the time of purchase or lease. The lemon law covers used motor vehicles transferred during the manufacturer's express warranty.
The lemon law covers a person who:
A "person" under the lemon law is a natural person, a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, unit or agency of government, trust, estate, or other legal entity.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon l aw covers any defect or condition that impairs the use or value of the new motor vehicle to the consumer or prevents the new motor vehicle from conforming to the manufacturer's express warranty.
The lemon law does not cover any defect or condition that is the result of a modification not installed or made by or for the manufacturer, or abuse or neglect of the new motor vehicle or damage due to an accident occurring after the new motor vehicle's purchase or lease.
The Michigan lemon law requires that the vehicle was subjected to a reasonable number of repair attempts as determined by the section describing the presumption. A reasonable n umber of repair attempts is established if either of the following occurs:
The presumption is irrebuttable; once satisfied, the manufacturer is deemed to have been afforded a reasonable number of attempts to repair a nonconformity.
The term of the manufacturer's express warranty, the one - year period and the 30 day period are extended if repair services were not available to the consumer because of war, invasion, strike, fire, or other natural disaster.
The provisions of the lemon law d o not apply to any consumer who has not first resorted to a manufacturer's informal dispute settlement procedure if the procedure: