Asked by: Erling Borelli
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

Is there a lemon law for used cars in Wisconsin?

Unfortunately, most used cars are not covered under the Lemon Law in WI, but hold on don't get discouraged yet If you have a manufacturer's warranty, original or extended, we can still help you under the aforementioned Mag Moss Act.

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Herein, does Wisconsin have a used car lemon law?

The Wisconsin Lemon Law covers any motor driven vehicle that is purchased or leased in Wisconsin. In addition, it does not cover previously-owned vehicles purchased from a dealer but does apply to vehicles transferred during the warranty period if they were not transferred for the purpose of resale.

Furthermore, how many days do you have to return a used car in Wisconsin? Many consumers mistakenly believe they have three days to cancel a motor vehicle purchase contract. They do not. The 3-day "cooling off" period only applies to sales the dealer makes away from the dealership — for example, at a mall or fair grounds.

Also to know, are used cars covered under the lemon law?

Despite the fact that a used car is a much more likely candidate to be a “lemon,” federal lemon laws generally cover only new vehicle purchases. But there is one major exception: if the owner has received an express written warranty along with the used vehicle, then federal lemon law will likely cover the used car.

How does the lemon law work in Wisconsin?

Under Wisconsin's lemon law, a manufacturer must replace a purchased “lemon” with a “comparable new motor vehicle” or provide a full refund to the consumer. A lemon must be leased or new, and the lemon law applies so long as the vehicle was under warranty and the owner of the vehicle can enforce the warranty.

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