ILLINOIS Lemon Law:
815 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 380/1 to 380/8
Vehicles covered: Passenger cars as defined in 625 Ill. Comp. Stat.
§ 5/1-157 and recreational vehicles as defined in 625 Ill. Comp.
Stat. § 5/1-216, except camping trailers or travel trailers (§ 380/
Persons covered: Individual consumers who purchase or lease new
cars to transport themselves and others, and their personal property,
for primarily personal, household or family purposes (§ 380/2(a)).
Period covered: Whichever comes first: one year or 12,000 miles
Disclosure requirements: Seller must inform the consumer of
consumer rights (§ 380/7).
Required consumer notice:Written notification to the manufacturer
from or on behalf of the consumer (§ 380/3(h)).
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have made if the same nonconformity has been subjected
to four or more repairs, or the vehicle has been out of service for
thirty or more business days (§ 380/3(b)); opportunity to cure after
required notice from consumer (§ 380/3(h)).
Affırmative defenses: Failure to conform is the result of abuse,
neglect, or unauthorized modification or alterations (§ 380/3(d));
statute of limitations (§ 380/6).
Replace/refund: Manufacturers shall provide a new car of a like
model line, if available, or a comparable vehicle, or accept a return
and refund the full purchase price less a reasonable allowance for
use (§ 380/3(a)).
Other reimbursement: Collateral charges (§ 390/3(a)).
Other remedies: A consumer may bring a civil action if dissatisfied
with arbitration decision (§ 380/4(b)). Persons electing to proceed
and settle under this act are barred from a separate cause of action
under the U.C.C. (§ 380/5).
Informal dispute resolution: For remedies under this section a
consumer must use an informal dispute settlement procedure established
by the manufacturer, provided the procedure complies
with 16 C.F.R. pt. 703 (§ 380/4).
Resale of lemon: Full written disclosure and warranty for defects
required (625 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/5-104.2).