Vehicle coverage period is within one year, 12,000 miles or duration of the warranty (whichever occurs first)
Requirements of the law:
Must allow the manufacturer three repair attempts (or if the vehicle is out of service for a total of 30 calendar days or more for repair, and the problem still exists, you may be eligible for a replacement vehicle or the refund of the purchase price, less a limited allowance for use)
Consumer is responsible for delivery of defective vehicle to an authorized repair facility. If delivery is impossible, you must provide a written notice to the manufacturer so that arrangements can be made for transporting the vehicle (at no expense to you) to a repair site.
Each time your vehicle is repaired, the repair facility must give you a detailed statement itemizing all repairs made, and the costs of parts and labor.
Motor homes, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, commercial vehicles, and used vehicles are not covered under Pennsylvania Lemon Law.
If your defective motor vehicle is still covered under the original manufacturer's warranty or an extended warranty but is not covered under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, you may still have a case under the federal consumer protection laws or other statutes:
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
An Act that was designed to ensure that manufacturers of consumer products who offer a written warranty on that product comply and honor the terms of the warranty. The Act provides for a refund or free replacement of the defective product, including attorney fees and all associated costs.
Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices Act
The only way used cars are covered under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law is if the car had a lemon history that was not disclosed by the dealer prior to the sale of the car. If the dealer misrepresented the vehicle during the purchase, you may also be protected under the PA Unfair Trade Practices Act
Uniform Commercial Code
The UCC has been enacted in all 50 states and some of the territories of the United States. It is the primary source of law in all contracts dealing with the sale of consumer products. The UCC does not specifically define a "lemon" and so the outcome of your case may vary depending upon the court decision, as well as your protection under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
The Davis Consumer Law Firm provides free lemon law legal representation to Pennsylvania consumers in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Berks counties and beyond