Is an exhaust manifold covered under NY lemon law? The car is used but qualifies as protected. The dealer denies this part is covered.
Your protection under the law when you buy from a New York dealer extends to used cars as well. The dealer must provide a warranty on the vehicle that covers at least the engine, transmission, drive axle, brakes, radiator, steering, alternator, generator, starter, and ignition system (not including the battery).Under the warranty, the dealer must either repair the defect or reimburse you for the repair costs. The length of the warranty depends on how many miles are on the vehicle when you buy it:36,000 miles or less: 90-day or 4,000-mile warranty36,001 miles to 79,999 miles: 60-day or 3,000-mile warranty80,000 miles to 100,000 miles: 30-day or 1,000-mile warrantyA dealer does not have to warrant a vehicle that sells for less than $1,500 or whose odometer reading is more than 100,000 miles.The Used Car Lemon Law entitles you to a replacement vehicle or refund if the dealer is unable to correct the problem after three repair attempts or the car has been out of service for 15 days.To file a “Lemon Law” complaint, contact the New York State Attorney General’s Office at(NNN) NNN-NNNNTo file a complaint against a used car dealer, auction house or auctioneer, download a complaint form at www.nyc.gov/consumer. You can also file by sending the details of your complaint in writing to the Department of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Complaints Division, 42 Broadway, New York NY 10004.
Thank you. Is it indeed the case, though, that the exhaust system is not covered? We cannot find information regarding that and this is his argument.
Unfortunately, I believe the dealer is correct on that particular problem. However, make a complaint to the AG and see if they will compromise on it.
Former Asst State Attorney/Hearing Officer
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