State Lemon Law Rankings

Alabama

Letter Grade D
Total Score 26
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 0
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Alaska

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 17
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 2
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 1
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 3
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Arizona

Letter Grade D
Total Score 27
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Arkansas

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 42
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 10
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 2
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 4
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

California

Letter Grade B
Total Score 53
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 4
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 8
Penalty for Violation 10
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 5
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Colorado

Letter Grade F
Total Score -2
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 4
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees -10
Damages 2
Deductions -13
Additions 0

Connecticut

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 47.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 3
Penalty for Violation 2
Vehicle Types Covered 10
State-Run Arbitration 6
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 7
Deductions -10
Additions 3

Delaware

Letter Grade C
Total Score 37.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 0
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 2
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 5
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 10

District of Columbia

Letter Grade B
Total Score 54.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 10
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 9
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 10
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 2
Deductions -5
Additions 3

Florida

Letter Grade B
Total Score 58.5
Basic Presumption 7
Applicable Period 7
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 3
Penalty for Violation 10
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 7
Deductions -10
Additions 13

Georgia

Letter Grade B
Total Score 53
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 8
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Hawaii

Letter Grade B+
Total Score 62
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 8
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 4
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 8
Deductions 0
Additions 5

Idaho

Letter Grade B
Total Score 54
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 3
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 4
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 18

Illinois

Letter Grade F
Total Score -3
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 2
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 2
Deductions -25
Additions 0

Indiana

Letter Grade D
Total Score 30
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 4
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 5
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 6
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Iowa

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 49
Basic Presumption 7
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 4
Penalty for Violation 3
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 1
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 3

Kansas

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 15
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Kentucky

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 18
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 2
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 5
Deductions -15
Additions 3

Louisiana

Letter Grade F
Total Score 5
Basic Presumption 3
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 1
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 4
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 2
Deductions -13
Additions 0

Maine

Letter Grade B
Total Score 59
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 4
Garden Variety Lemon 8
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -5
Additions 3

Maryland

Letter Grade C
Total Score 39.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 4
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 1
Penalty for Violation 3
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 2
Deductions 0
Additions 3

Massachussetts

Letter Grade B
Total Score 51.5
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 2.5
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 7
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 11

Michigan

Letter Grade D
Total Score 29
Basic Presumption 7
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 3
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 4
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 6
Deductions -10
Additions 3

Minnesota

Letter Grade B
Total Score 51.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 7
Safety Lemon 8
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 18

Mississippi

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 16
Basic Presumption 10
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 0
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 6
Deductions -15
Additions 0

Missouri

Letter Grade F
Total Score 5.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 0
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 2
Deductions -13
Additions 0

Montana

Letter Grade D
Total Score 28
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 4
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 5
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Nebraska

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 20
Basic Presumption 5
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 1
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 1
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Nevada

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 13
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 2
Deductions -15
Additions 3

New Hampshire

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 48.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 10
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 7
Deductions -5
Additions 0

New Jersey

Letter Grade A
Total Score 84
Basic Presumption 10
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 7
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 3
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 10
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 6
Deductions 0
Additions 11

New Mexico

Letter Grade D
Total Score 23.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 2
Deductions -15
Additions 13

New York

Letter Grade B+
Total Score 60
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 9
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 1
Attorney Fees 9
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 13

North Carolina

Letter Grade C
Total Score 36.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 4
Penalty for Violation 10
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 7
Deductions -13
Additions 0

North Dakota

Letter Grade F
Total Score 1
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 3
Deductions -25
Additions 0

Ohio

Letter Grade B+
Total Score 61.5
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 3.5
Safety Lemon 10
Garden Variety Lemon 8
Vehicle Use Offset 10
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 6
Deductions -5
Additions 0

Oklahoma

Letter Grade D
Total Score 23.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 9.5
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Oregon

Letter Grade C
Total Score 36.5
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 1
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 2.5
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Pennsylvania

Letter Grade D
Total Score 24
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 2
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 2
Penalty for Violation 1
Vehicle Types Covered 5
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 3

Rhode Island

Letter Grade B+
Total Score 64.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 2.5
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 8
Deductions -5
Additions 13

South Carolina

Letter Grade C-
Total Score 34
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 8
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 0

South Dakota

Letter Grade C
Total Score 31
Basic Presumption 3
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 7
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Tennessee

Letter Grade D
Total Score 23
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 4
Deductions -10
Additions 3

Texas

Letter Grade B
Total Score 58
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6.5
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 10
State-Run Arbitration 6
Attorney Fees 7.5
Damages 6
Deductions -5
Additions 3

Utah

Letter Grade D-
Total Score 15
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 0
Damages 2
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Vermont

Letter Grade C
Total Score 39
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 10
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 2
Vehicle Types Covered 6
State-Run Arbitration 10
Attorney Fees -10
Damages 6
Deductions -5
Additions 0

Virginia

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 48
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 5
Safety Lemon 10
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 3
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -5
Additions 0

Washington

Letter Grade A
Total Score 83
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 6
Safety Lemon 6
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 8
Penalty for Violation 4
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 8
Attorney Fees 10
Damages 8
Deductions 0
Additions 13

West Virginia

Letter Grade B
Total Score 53
Basic Presumption 8
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 10
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 10
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 9
State-Run Arbitration 4
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 8
Deductions -10
Additions 0

Wisconsin

Letter Grade B-
Total Score 46.5
Basic Presumption 6
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 1
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 6
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 10
State-Run Arbitration 4
Attorney Fees 7.5
Damages 7
Deductions -10
Additions 6

Wyoming

Letter Grade D
Total Score 22
Basic Presumption 7
Applicable Period 3
Safety Lemon 0
Garden Variety Lemon 6
Vehicle Use Offset 0
Penalty for Violation 0
Vehicle Types Covered 8
State-Run Arbitration 0
Attorney Fees 5
Damages 3
Deductions -10
Additions 0