Motor vehicles covered under the California lemon law

Based on the California lemon law a new motor vehicle is a "new motor vehicle" (including the chassis cab of the motor home, a dealer - owned vehicle, a "demonstrator, " or other vehicle sold having a manufacturer’s new car warranty) that:
  • Is used or even bought for use primarily for personal, family or home purposes
  • Has a gross vehicle weight under 10, 000 lbs
  • Is bought or used primarily for business purposes by any person or business to which a minumum of one but not more than five motor vehicles are authorized in California
According to the California lemon law the automobile must have been:
  • Originally purchased or leased from retail in California
  • Purchased or leased by a full-time active duty person in the Armed Forces who was stationed or residing in California during the time of purchase or lease
The California lemon law does not really cover:
  • Any portion of a motor home created, used or maintained primarily for human habitation
  • THE motorcycle
  • A motor vehicle that is not registered under the Vehicle Code because it will be operated or used exclusively off the highways.