Louisiana Lemon Law
This brochure, prepared by the Member Services Committee of the
Louisiana State Bar Association, is issued to inform and provide general
information, not to advise. If you have a specific legal problem, you
should not try to apply or interpret the law without the aid of a trained
expert who knows the fact, because the facts may change the application of
In 1984 the Louisiana Legislature enacted Louisiana's "Lemon Law." This law is located in Louisiana Revised Statutes 5:1941 et. seq.
Under this law a consumer who purchases or leases a new motor vehicle for personal, family or household purposes has certain remedies against the manufacturer and seller of the automobile if the vehicle does not conform to an applicable express warranty.
To benefit from this law you must:
Report the nonconformity to the manufacturer or any of its authorized motor vehicle dealers;
Make the motor vehicle available for repair before the expiration of the warranty or during a period of one year following the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to you, whichever is the earlier date.
The manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer shall make such repairs as are necessary to conform the vehicle to the warranty.
If after four or more attempts within the express warranty term or during a period of one year following the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to you, whichever is earlier, the nonconformity has not been repaired or if the vehicle is out of service by reason of repair for a cumulative total of 30 or more days during the warranty period, the manufacturer shall do one of two things:
Replace the motor vehicle with a comparable new motor vehicle, or, at its option;
Accept return of the motor vehicle and refund the full purchase price plus any amounts paid by the consumer at the point of sale, and all collateral costs less a reasonable allowance for use.
Reasonable Allowance For Use
Time Limit For New Vehicle Refund
Note: Information in this section of FastCoolCars is solely placed and told from resources that I have found
doing research on lemon laws. For exact up to date laws pertaining to your
issue(s) with your vehicle, check with your local and state law makers.
Information contained within is up to date as of 12-10-04.