Illinois Lemon Law

The Basics:

When does a vehicle qualify?

  • 4 unsuccessful repair attempts of the defect or the vehicle is out of service for 30 business days within the shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles of purchase

Required actions and Timeline: The owner must send written notice to the manufacturer. The manufacturer will have the opportunity to make a final repair attempt.

Read Illinois’s Lemon Law Statute.

See how well the Illinois Lemon Law stacks up against other states in the Center for Auto Safety’s Lemon Law Rankings.

For a look at the strengths or weaknesses of your state lemon law, see the Center for Auto Safety Letter to Illinois Attorney General on Lemon Law Rank & Effectiveness.


More Helpful Information:

More Lemon Law Information from Illinois’s Attorney General.

ARTICLE: Illinois’ lemon law for new cars isn’t very fruitful.

  • We agree—Illinois ranked last in the Center for Auto Safety’s survey of state lemon laws.