- Eligibility: 4 unsuccessful repairs or 45 calendar days out of service within shorter of 1 year or warranty.
- Resolution Attempt: Written notice + opportunity to repair to manufacturer.
- State has certified guidelines for arbitration.
Everything is not O-K if you are an Oklahoma resident with a recently purchased lemon. Unreliable transportation can have a big affect on your schedule, not to mention the disappointment of wasting money on countless repairs for a vehicle you just bought. Oklahoma has lemon laws in place to protect your consumer right to a reliable purchase, and they can help you get out of the lemon and back on I-35.
The good news is that whether you have a car, truck, or motorcycle, your vehicle is covered as long as it does not weigh more than 10,000 pounds. Motor homes are exempt from lemon law.
If you think your car is a lemon, act fast! You must notify the manufacturer of the defect and provide them opportunity to repair it before the warranty period ends or 1 year, whichever occurs first. The manufacturer is allowed a reasonable number of attempts to fix the problem. For Oklahoma, a reasonable number of attempts are characterized as 4 unsuccessful repairs or a certain amount of days out of service within the first year or warranty period.
If the problem is not fixed, the next step is arbitration. Often times the manufacturer will have a program dedicated to lemon cases, and if it complies with state regulations, you are obligated to attend that before proceeding with further legal action.
For more information, you can contact the Attorney General’s Oklahoma City office at (405) 521-3921 or the Tulsa office at (918) 581-2885.