HAWAII Lemon Law:
Haw. Rev. Stat. § 481I-1 to 481I-4
Vehicles covered: New motor vehicles bought, leased, or used
primarily for personal, family or household purposes, including
demonstrators and other vehicles sold with a warranty; excludes
mopeds, motorcycles, motor scooters, and vehicles over 10,000 lbs
Persons covered: Purchasers, lessees, transferees during express
warranty period, or any person entitled to enforce the warranty
Period covered: Whichever comes first: expiry of term of express
warranty, two years from date of delivery, or 24,000 miles (§ 481I-
Disclosure requirements: Manufacturer or dealer at time of purchase
must provide written notice of provisions to the consumer
Required consumer notice: Written notice to the manufacturer, its
agent, or its authorized dealer only if manufacturer has provided a
written notice of terms of arbitration board and rights of consumer
(§ 481I-3(a), (h)).
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have been made if the same nonconformity has been
subjected to three or more repairs, or subjected to one repair if
defect creates serious hazard, or the vehicle has been out of service
for thirty or more business days (§ 481I-3(d)).
Affırmative defenses: The nonconformity does not substantially
impair the use and market value of the vehicle or is the result of
abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alteration (§ 481I-
Replace/refund: Manufacturer shall replace with a comparable
motor vehicle, or accept a return and refund the full purchase price
less a reasonable allowance for use (§ 481I-3(b)).
Other reimbursement: Refund of the full purchase price including
all collateral charges (§ 481I-3(b)).
Other remedies: A violation of provision regarding transfer of
lemon after return to manufacturer is an unfair or deceptive act or
practice (§ 481I-3(l)).
Informal dispute resolution: Consumer may use a state-funded
arbitration procedure (§§ 481I-4, 481I-3(i)).
Resale of lemon: Full disclosure required; must provide one year or
12,000-mile warranty covering same defect or defects (§ 481I-