Rankings

State Lemon Law Effectiveness Rankings

1. California
2. New Jersey
3. Ohio
4. West Virginia
5. Arkansas
6. Hawaii
7. Georgia
8. Connecticut
9. Washington
10. New Hampshire
11. Virginia
11. Maine
13. Massachusetts
13. Texas
13. Wisconsin
16. Vermont
17. Maryland
18. New York
19. North Carolina
20. District of Columbia
21. South Carolina
22. Minnesota
23. Iowa
24. Alabama
25. Arizona
25. Montana
27. Florida
27. Rhode Island
29. Idaho
30. Delaware
31. Louisiana
31. Wyoming
33. Nebraska
34. Pennsylvania
34. South Dakota
36.

Read More »

Best State Lemon Law Provisions

Basic Presumption - This provision creates the basic presumption by defining what constitutes a reasonable number of repair attempts or days out of service before a vehicle is presumed to be a lemon. The majority of state lemon laws provide that 3 repair attempts for a defect that substantially impairs the safety, use or value of the vehicle or 30 days out of service qualifies as a lemon. However, a big loophole in some states is giving the manufacturer one final attempt to repair the problem.

Read More »

Wyoming Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002

Honorable Hoke MacMillan
Attorney General of Wyoming
123 State Capitol
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002


Dear Attorney General MacMillan:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Wyoming finished tied for 31st out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection.

Read More »

Wisconsin Lemon Law State Ranking

 

November 7, 2002


Honorable James E. Doyle
Attorney General of Wisconsin
114 E., State Capitol, P.O.Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857


Dear Attorney General Doyle:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Wisconsin tied for 13th out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection.

Read More »

Washington Lemon Law State Ranking

 


November 7, 2002

Honorable Christine O. Gregoire
Attorney General of Washington
1125 Washington Street SE
P.O. Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504

Dear Attorney General Gregoire:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Washington finished 9th out of 51, dropping from its prior number one rating as other states strengthened their lemon laws.

Read More »

Virginia Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002


Honorable Jerry Kilgore
Attorney General of Virginia
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219


Dear Attorney General Kilgore:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Virginia finished 11th out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection. States with strong lemon laws force the auto companies to take back their lemons.

Read More »

Vermont Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002


Honorable William H. Sorrell
Attorney General of Vermont
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609


Dear Attorney General Sorrell:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Vermont finished 15th out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection. States with strong lemon laws force the auto companies to take back their lemons.

Read More »

Utah Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002

Honorable Mark Shurtleff
Attorney General of Utah
236 State Capitol, Room 236
Salt Lake City, UT 84114


Dear Attorney General Shurtleff:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Utah has one of the weakest lemon laws in the country and finished 41st out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection.

Read More »

Texas Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002


Honorable John Cornyn
Attorney General of Texas
P.O. Box 12548 Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711


Dear Attorney General Cornyn:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Texas finished 13th out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection. States with strong lemon laws force the auto companies to take back their lemons.

Read More »

Tennessee Lemon Law State Ranking

November 7, 2002

Honorable Paul G. Summers
Attorney General of Tennessee
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243


Dear Attorney General Summers:

The Center for Auto Safety has just completed a study of the lemon law in every state and the District of Columbia and has ranked each state based on the results. Tennessee has one of the weakest lemon laws in the country tying for 42nd out of 51. With over 100,000 lemons bought back each year, a strong lemon law is vital to consumer protection.

Read More »