The Wisconsin lemon law covers any motor driven vehicle that (1) is required to be registered or is exempt from registration as a nonresident or foreign - registered vehicle, and (2) a consumer purchases or accepts transfer of in Wisconsin. This includes a demonstrator or executive vehicle, but does not include mopeds, semitrailers, or trailers designed for use in combination with a truck or truck tractor.
The lemon law does not cover previously - owned vehicles.
The lemon law covers any of the following "consumers":
The lemon law does not cover a former lessee who purchases the vehicle at the expiration of the lease term.
The lemon law covers vehicle "nonconformities." A nonconformity is defined as a condition or defect that (1) is covered by an express warranty of the manufacturer 3 applicable to the motor vehicle or to a component of the motor vehicle and (2) substantially impairs the use, value or safety of a motor vehicle. A nonconformity does not include a condition or defect that is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modification or alteration of a motor vehicle by a consumer.
The Wisconsin lemon law defines :reasonable attempt to repair: as the occurrence of any of the following within the term of a vehicle's warranty or within one year after the vehicle's first delivery to a consumer, whichever is sooner:
If a manufacturer participates in an informal dispute settlement procedure and that procedure has been certified by the Department of Transportation as complying with applicable regulations, a consumer may not bring an action in court under the lemon law unless the consumer first resorts to that informal dispute settlement procedure.CLICK HERE to read more about Wisconsin Lemon Law