DEFINITION

The lemon law requires manufactures to repurchase or replace vehicles from new car buyers when they prove to be defective. IF a new vehicle is in the shop more than 30 days or repaired 4 or more times, it is a defective vehicle.

And a “lemon” as per civil code. As such, any dealer who offers a lemon vehicle for sale, prior to lease, sale or transfer must provide the buyer a statement which reads:

This motor vehicle has been returned to the manufacturer due to a defect in the vehicle pursuant to consumer warranty laws. The title to this vehicle is permanently branded with the notation “lemon law buyback”.