How Long Do You Have to Report a Car Under the Lemon Law?

As of 2015, the length of time a buyer has to report a vehicle under the lemon law varies from state to state. However, most states require the vehicle be reported either within a certain length of time or before it has been driven a certain number of miles.

Lemon laws are designed to ensure that customers are compensated for buying a product that fails to meet basic standards of quality. In most states, vehicles qualify as lemons if they either spend a certain number of days out of service or if they need to be serviced for the same or similar issues a certain number of times.