Lemon Law Only Covers Vehicles with less than 100,000 Miles Even If New Transmission Is Installed

The buyer of a car with 126,000 miles sought to return the car as defective under New York State’s Lemon Law. The buyer argued that although the car had more than 100,000 miles on it such that it would normally be excluded from the Lemon Law, the fact that a new transmission was installed should exclude her car from that limitation. The court noted the buyer’s novel argument, but found that in addition to the buyer not having the car serviced three times, as required under the Lemon Law, the replacement of the transmission did not exclude the buyer from the 100,000 limitation. (12/04)

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