- Eligibility: 4 unsuccessful repairs or 30 calendar days out of service or 10 total repairs within shorter of 1 year or warranty.
- Resolution Attempt: Written notice to manufacturer.
- State has certified guidelines for arbitration.
If you have recently purchased or registered a vehicle in Kansas, and you’ve come to find out that it’s had to stay in the shop more than it stays on the road, it may be time to check into Kansas’ lemon laws. They protect various vehicles in Kansas and can help you get out of your lemon and back into a reliable source of transportation.
To make sure your vehicle is a lemon, there must be a defect that substantially affects the safety, use, or value of the vehicle. Furthermore, it must be a problem that occurs four times within the first year of ownership, or has been in the shop more than 9 times to address ‘substantial’ problems. The vehicle also could have been out of service for 30 or more days. Serious conditions require less visits to the shop but that is something that has to be consulted with the manufacturer.
If the manufacturer fails to repair the defect after the above reasonable amount of attempts, arbitration is in place for the consumer to pursue.
For more information, you can contact Kansas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at (785) 296-3751.