Did your newly purchased car fail inspection in the first 7 days? Will it cost more than 10% of what you paid to fix it? You could be entitled to a refund under the Massachusetts Lemon Aid Law. The Lemon Aid Law applies regardless of the age for mileage of the vehicle.


To get a refund under the Massachusetts Lemon Aid Law you must:


  • Within 7 days of purchase of the vehicle, have it inspected by any licensed Massachusetts motor vehicle inspector (even if the dealer put on own inspection sticker).

  • If the vehicle fails inspection, get a written estimate of the cost of the repairs needed before it may pass inspection.

  • If the estimated cost of repairs is more than 10% of what you paid for the car, you have a Lemon Aid Law violation.

  • Return the car to the dealer with a written notice asking for a refund under the Lemon Aid Law along with a copy of the failed inspection report and the repair estimate, within 14 days of purchase.


If you have followed the above steps and are not given a refund, or would like a legal professional to do these steps for you, contact Korth Law Office. 

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*All information relates to Massachusetts law and does not necessarily apply to other jurisdictions. This site only contains a general overview of the legal process and is not legal advice. Talk to a lawyer to discuss the best approach to your case.

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