What is the Ohio Lemon Law?

According to the Ohio Attorney general, A lemon is a new motor vehicle that has one or more problems, covered by the warranty, that substantially impair the use, value or safety of that vehicle. The problems must occur within the first year or first 18,000 miles, whichever comes first. The Lemon Law applies to passenger cars, motorcycles and other noncommercial motor vehicles, that are designed to carry no more than a one-ton load and areused exclusively for personal use.

Can the Ohio Lemon Law Help Me?

Ohio Lemon Law states that new car defects are the manufacturer’s responsibility, not yours!

According to Ohio lemon law, your automobile, SUV, van, truck, RV or motorcycle may be a lemon if you’ve experienced any of the following:

  • Manufacturer’s defects that occurred within the first year of ownership, or the first 18,000 miles on the odometer (whichever came first).*
  • You brought the vehicle in to be repaired for a defect within the first year of ownership, or the first 18,000 miles (whichever came first).*
  • Your vehicle was serviced for a life-threatening defect 1 time; serviced for the same problem 3 times; or serviced for 8 different problems.
  • The vehicle spent a cumulative total of 30 calendar days in repair.

Am I too late if my lemon auto is already more than 18 months old or has more than 18,000 Miles?

NO! The Ohio lemon law only requires that you advise the dealer or your vehicle manufacturer that you have a defect within the first 18,000 miles and 18 months of your ownership. The subsequent repair attempts can occur after the first 18 months and 18,000 miles. You have 5 years after you purchase the vehicle to bring a case. Our measuring stick is this: as long as you reported the problem within the warranty period, then we can help you.

What if I do not meet these requirements?

If you do not meet the above guidelines, you may still be able to file a Breach of Warranty claim if your vehicle has defects that the dealer has not been able to fix during the warranty period. Most of our clients who file a Breach of Warranty claim receive some money back and keep the vehicle.

Go to our Ohio Lemon Law for used cars section of our website to see what you can do about your situation

Ohio Lemon Law Attorneys

How much will it cost to have an attorney handle my case?

NOTHING!! If you decide to retain an Ohio Lemon Attorney for your auto lemon law case, you will not have to pay anything out of pocket. If an attorney asks you to pay them out of your pocket, call us and we will help with no cost to you. The Ohio Lemon Law requires the manufacturer of your vehicle to pay your legal fees and costs. The lemon lawyers at Chernosky Law Offices who represent you in a Ohio Lemon Law case will get their attorney fees and the costs paid by the manufacturer when your case is settled or won. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid! We do this so there is no risk to you and because we know our system works. If we handle your Ohio lemon law case, we will have a 99% chance of recovery.

Find the help you need for the Ohio lemon law for your specific situation. Contact us for a FREE case evaluation 440-471-7071.

We know how frustrating having problems with you new car can be. Our Experienced attorneys at Chernosky Law Offices can help you. Contact us today.