Lemon Law

Florida's Lemon Law applies to NEW or demonstrator vehicles sold or long-term leased in the state of Florida. When consumers buy or lease a new or demonstrator motor vehicle, they must receive from the selling dealer or lessor the "Consumer Guide to the Florida Lemon Law." This publication explains consumer rights, gives steps to follow to resolve problems, contains a toll-free number for the Lemon Law Hotline and a form the consumer can use to notify the manufacturer of chronic defects and time out of service for repair.

To obtain a "Consumer Guide to the Florida Lemon Law," or speak with someone about the Lemon Law, consumers in Florida may call the Lemon Law Hotline at 1-800-321-5366; consumers outside of Florida should call 1-850-414-3500. This phone line should be answered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern time.

For more specific information about the Florida Lemon Law (including the time limits and the steps necessary to pursue a lemon law claim), click here. Some coverages are different for recreation vehicles. For information about recreation vehicles, click here.

Note: The information contained within these web pages is general information and is not intended to provide specific legal advice.

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