The Oregon lemon law covers any passenger motor vehicle, including used vehicles. Motor vehicles purchased or leased on or after September 21, 2009 must be purchased/leased or registered in Oregon.
The lemon law covers any of the following "consumers":
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that (1) does not conform to the applicable manufacturer's express warranty and (2) substantially impairs the use, market value or safety of the 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 the alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use, market value or safety; or the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the vehicle by the consumer.
For vehicles purchased/leased before September 21, 2009 , t he Oregon lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of repair attempts have been undertaken if either of the following events has occurred during the period of one year following the date of the motor vehicle's original delivery to the consumer or during the period ending when the vehicle mileage reaches 12,000 miles, whichever period ends first:
For vehicles purchased/leased on or after September 21, 2009 , the presumption is met if either of the following events has occurred during the two - year period following the date of the motor vehicle's original delivery to the consumer or during the pe riod ending when the vehicle mileage reaches 24,000 miles, whichever period ends first:
The one - year /12,000 mile s period , two - year/24,000 miles period, and the 30 - day period are extended by any period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of a war, invasion, strike, fire, flood or other natural disaster.
T he presumption shall not apply against a manufacturer unless the manufacturer has received prior written notification from or on behalf of the consumer and has had an opportunity to cure the alleged defect.
If the manufacturer has participates in an informal dispute settlement procedure that complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703 and settles disputes that arise under the lemon law , and the manufacturer causes the consumer to be notified of the procedure, then the provisions requiring refund or replacement do not apply unless the consumer has first resorted to the informal dispute settlement procedure. A decision issued by the procedure must be binding on the manufacturer but not on the consumer.CLICK HERE to read more about Oregon Lemon Law