Ohio Lemon Law

The Basics:

When does a vehicle qualify?

  • 3 unsuccessful repair attempts of the same nonconformity, 8 total repairs of any nonconformity, 1 unsuccessful repair of a problem likely to cause death or serious injury, or the vehicle is out of service for 30 calendar days within the shorter of 1 year or 18,000 miles from purchase.

Required actions and Timeline: The owner must report to the manufacturer, its agent, or the dealer.

  • Law specifically applies to leased vehicles.

Read Ohio’s Lemon Law Statute.

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


More Helpful Information:

More Lemon Law Information from Ohio’s Attorney General.

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