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Government Lemon Laws on Trucks

[box type=”shadow”]Lemon laws are put in place by the federal government to protect consumers from buying cars that do not live up to the promise that was made when the car was purchased. These cars fail to meet standards and are considered “lemons.” The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is responsible for the federal lemon law, does vary by state but will help consumers if they buy a lemon[/box] [box type=”shadow”]Federal Lemon Law The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975, is the basis for all lemon laws in the United States It explicitly regulates product warranties, requiring them to be written in plain language that most people can understand. It also outlines what warranted products must cover. State Laws Generally, all state lemon laws require the repair and replacement of trucks and truck parts covered under the stated warranty agreement. Large Trucks Most states exclude large semitrucks and other commercial carriers from the statutes of lemon laws, though the specific definition of what constitutes an exception varies from state to state. The states with exceptions for large trucks include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. [/box]