Indiana Lemon Law
Put one of the nation's strongest Lemon Laws to work for you!
If you are experiencing problems with your new or used vehicle in the State of Indiana, you are fortunate to have one of the nation's strongest Lemon Laws on your side. The Indiana Motor Vehicle Protection Act, IC 24-5-13, commonly known as the "Indiana Lemon Law" provides broad protection to Indiana consumers and an effective means to get rid of your defective vehicle. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center ® to find out if you qualify for some form of relief under the Indiana Lemon Law.
Per the Indiana Lemon Law, you may be entitled to a refund or replacement if the problems with your vehicle started within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles.
While the Indiana Lemon Law requires a consumer to provide a vehicle manufacturer with a total of 4 attempts or 30 days to repair a defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of a vehicle, the repair opportunities may extend throughout the lifetime of the vehicle. Unlike the lemon laws of many states that require a consumer to tender the vehicle for repair 3 or 4 times in the vehicle's first 12, 18, or 24 months, the Indiana Lemon Law requires only that the consumer provide the manufacturer with 1 repair opportunity during the vehicle's first 18 months or 18,000 miles. The additional repair attempts may all occur after the problems first manifested. This way, if you experience a problem early in the lifetime of your vehicle and it comes back later, you are not left without recourse. If your vehicle's manufacturer has failed to repair your vehicle after being afforded a reasonable number of attempts to do so, then per the Indiana Lemon Law, you may be eligible to recover, at your option, a refund for your purchase or a replacement vehicle of comparable value.
The Indiana Lemon Law applies to:
- New, used, or "demo" motor vehicles
- Vehicles purchased or leased in Indiana intended to be used primarily on public roads. While the Indiana Lemon Law does not apply to conversion vans, motor homes, motorcycles, or snowmobiles, these types of vehicles may be covered by the federal Lemon Law, otherwise known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
- Vehicles with a declared gross vehicle weight of less than ten thousand (10,000) pounds
The attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® will counsel you on how to pursue an Indiana Lemon Law claim.
Our attorneys will counsel you on your rights under the Indiana Lemon Law and will advise you of all steps that must be taken to put yourself in the best possible position to get the vehicle's manufacturer to take back your sour lemon. If you have already provided the manufacturer, through its dealers, with a total of 4 or more attempts to repair your vehicle, or your vehicle has been out of service for 30 or more days, contact the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®. We will provide you with guidance and advice before you attempt to pursue a lemon law claim. Our attorneys will help you to do the following:
- Provide proper written notice to the vehicle's manufacturer of the problems with your vehicle
- Attempt to amicably resolve your case without the need for litigation
- Apply for arbitration with any vehicle manufacturer that has an arbitration program certified by the Indiana Attorney General
- File a Complaint at Law and litigate your case if that becomes necessary
- Any most importantly, we will stand by you every step of the way in an effort to help you to get rid of your sour lemon vehicle
If you are ready for help in pursuing your potential lemon law case and want to get rid of your lemon car then call 1-800-USLEMON® (800-875-3666) to reach Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® for a Free Case Review at no cost or obligation to you.
* If you are awarded a repurchase of your vehicle or a replacement through settlement or arbitration that does not include a provision for payment of attorneys' fees, you may be required to pay for the attorneys' fees incurred should you accept such an award.