Utah Lemon Law Information
The Utah Lemon Law applies when, during the first year following delivery of a new vehicle:
- the vehicle must have been purchased (new) in the state of Utah,
- the dealer has attempted to repair the same problem four (4) or more times, or
- the vehicle has been out of service for repairs at the dealership for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days.
The defect must "substantially impair the use, market value or safety of the vehicle", and cannot be the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications of the vehicle. Also, you must go through any informal dispute settlement or arbitration procedure the manufacturer may have established, prior to filing a legal claim.Utah Lemon Law information — Division of Consumer Protection »
Helpful Lemon Law Tips
Most states require you to notify the dealer and the manufacturer that you have a Lemon Law claim. Always use Certified Mail with Return Receipt.
If the manufacturer has an informal mediation or dispute resolution process, most states require you to do that first before pursuing litigation. However, you should contact a lawyer immediately.
Most lawyers will not charge you for an initial consultation or legal fees for Lemon Law arbitration. If they decide you have a case, normally the manufacturer is forced to pay your legal costs.