The Basics About the Illinois Lemon Law

by Andrew Richardson allenstewart

A new car? There is no feeling better than taking your brand new car for a drive. And there is no stress like calling in repairs for your new car. You just got this new machine, and already giving troubles? Is it a lemon? 

So, now what can you do about it? If you are a lucky resident of Illinois State, you need not worry. Fortunately for you, Illinois is one of several states that have laws protecting new car owners. Let's see how it works.

About Illinois State Lemon Law

Illinois lemon laws are embodied in the new Vehicle Buyer Protection Act. This act's clauses set a time limit of one year or 12,000 miles for manufacturers to measure a major or recurring automobile defect.

A new car with a major defect or recurring problems that cannot fix is called a lemon. Most states have lemon laws to protect consumers from getting stuck with faulty automobiles. 

The provisions of Illinois lemon laws set the time and mileage limits that enable aggrieved consumers to seek appropriate remedies against the recurring defects.

Which vehicles are covered under Illinois Lemon Law? 

The Illinois lemon law provisions have special clauses. The ambit of this Lemon Law covers the following types of vehicle

1 - New Cars, Purchased or Leased

2 - Light trucks and vans for under 8,000 pounds

3 - Recreational Vehicles Excluding Trailers

6 - Vehicle in its first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

5 - Vehicles purchased in Illinois              

It is essential to note that the Illinois Lemon law does not cover:

1 - Used Cars

2 - Changed or modified vehicle

3 - Motorcycles and Boats

What are the eligibility criteria for a lemon car?

There are specific requirements to be fulfilled for your car to be covered by Illinois Lemon Law. For this, it requires the presence of 

1 - There is a nonconformity that substantially reduce its use, safety, or market value

2 - The nonconformity is not repairable by the dealer or manufacturer in at least four attempts for a single repair; or

3 - Stay out of service for a total of 30 or more business days.

Things to note 

You must allow the manufacturer or dealership several repair attempts before you can pursue reimbursement or replacement for your lemon vehicle.

Consumers must allow dealerships four attempts under Illinois lemon law. However, consumers may claim if the repair efforts put the car out of use for more than 30 days, irrespective of repair attempts.

For the final word 

Get in touch with a reputable law firm to address your queries under the Lemon Law in Illinois.

Andrew Richardson is the author of this Article. To know more about Understanding Ohio Lemon Law please visit our website:

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