INDIANA Lemon Law:
Ind. Code §§ 24-5-13-1 to 24-5-13-24
Vehicles covered: Vehicles that are sold, leased, transferred or
replaced, and registered in-state, and are under 10,000 lbs.; excludes
conversion vans, motorhomes, farm tractors and machines,
road building equipment, truck and road tractors, motorcycles,
mopeds, snowmobiles, and off-road vehicles (§ 24-5-13-5).
Persons covered: Buyers who enter into a contract to transfer, lease
or purchase motor vehicles (§ 24-5-13-3).
Period covered: Whichever comes first: 18 months or 18,000 miles
Disclosure requirements: Manufacturer must describe in the warranty
or buyer’s manual that written notification is required for
refund or replacement; disclose manufacturer’s name and address
Required consumer notice: Unless manufacturer failed to provide
required disclosure, consumer must notify manufacturer (§ 24-5-
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have been made if the same nonconformity is subjected to
four or more repairs, or if the vehicle is out of service for a
cumulative total of thirty or more business days (defined) (§ 24-
Affırmative defenses: The nonconformity does not substantially
impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle, or is the result of the
consumer’s abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations
(§ 24-5-13-18); statute of limitations (§ 24-5-13-23).
Replace/refund: At the consumer’s option, the manufacturer shall
replace with a comparable vehicle, or refund the full purchase price
less a reasonable use allowance (defined) (§ 24-5-13-10).
Other reimbursement: Incidental costs (defined) (§ 24-5-13-11(c)).
For a leased vehicle, the lessee may recover all deposits, lease
payments, and credits for allowances less a reasonable use allowance
(defined) (§ 24-5-13-11.5). If buyer accepts a replacement,
manufacturer shall reimburse for transfer of registration and any
sales tax (§ 24-5-13-12). Buyer also entitled to towing and storage
fees (§ 24-5-13-13). Costs and attorney fees (§ 24-5-13-22).
Other remedies: There is no limit on other consumer remedies
(§ 24-5-13-20). Consumer may bring civil enforcement action
(§ 25-5-13-21). No cause of action created against dealer (§ 24-
Informal dispute resolution: For remedies under this section a
consumer must first use an informal dispute settlement procedure,
provided the procedure complies with 16 C.F.R. pt. 703 and the
buyer has had notice (§ 24-5-13-19).
Resale of lemon: Full disclosure required; must give twelve month
or 12,000 mile warranty (§§ 24-5-13.5-1 to 24-5-13.5-14).