What is a "lemon law" regarding a new car purchase?
Question Details: I bought a car that has had to be repaired several times but it still isn't fixed.
"Lemon laws" are state laws that provide a remedy for car buyers (and purchasers of other consumer goods) that compensate for products that repeatedly fail to meet certain standards of quality and performance. In order to qualify as a "lemon" the car must typically (1) have a "substantial defect" covered by warranty that occurred within a certain period of time or number of miles after the car was bought, and (2) that cannot be fixed after a reasonable number attempts. If a car meets these requirements, you have the right to obtain a refund or replacement car from the manufacturer. To find out the specific law in your state you can contact the Attorney General's office or Department of Consumer Affairs.