Massachusetts Lemon Law

The Basics:

When does a new vehicle qualify?

  • 3 unsuccessful repair attempts of the defect or the vehicle is out of service for 10 business days within shorter of 1 year or 15,000 miles from purchase.

Required actions and Timeline: The owner must provide notice to the manufacturer or dealer. The manufacturer or dealer has 7 business days to make a final repair attempt.

Note: State-run arbitration mechanism available.

Read Massachusetts’s Lemon Law Statute.

See how well Massachusetts’s 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 Massachusetts Attorney General on Lemon Law Rank & Effectiveness.

Used Vehicles: State of Massachusetts Lemon Law Statute for Used Vehicles.


More Helpful Information:

State of Massachusetts Lemon Law Program Advice and Forms for New Vehicles.

State of Massachusetts Lemon Law Program Advice for Used Vehicles.