LOUISIANA Lemon Law:
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 51:1941 to 51:1948
Vehicles covered: Passenger motor vehicles sold in state; also
covers all-terrain vehicles; personal watercraft; and chassis and
drive train of motor homes sold in the state on or after Aug. 15,
1999; excludes vehicles other than motor homes that have a gross
vehicle weight of 10,000 lbs. or more and commercial vehicles
Persons covered: Purchasers, transferees during express warranty
period, any person entitled to enforce the warranty, and lessees
when vehicle normally used for personal, family, or household
purposes (§ 51:1941(2)).
Period covered: Whichever comes first: expiry of the warranty
term or one year from date of delivery (§§ 51:1943(A)(1),
Disclosure requirements: None for manufacturer.
Required consumer notice: Report the nonconformity to the manufacturer
or any authorized dealer (§ 51:1942). Special provisions
for notice to manufacturer in the case of a motor home
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 the vehicle is out of service for a cumulative
total of ninety or more calendar days (§§ 51:1943(A),
51:1944(A)). Opportunity to cure after required notice from consumer
Affırmative defenses: Statute of limitations (§ 51:1944(E)).
Replace/refund: At the manufacturer’s option, the manufacturer
shall replace with a comparable new vehicle, or accept a return and
refund the full purchase price minus a reasonable use allowance
(defined) (§ 51:1944(A)). For leases, see § 51:1944(B).
Other reimbursement: Any amounts paid by the consumer at the
time of sale and collateral costs (§ 51:1944(A)(2)). Temporary
replacement (§ 51:1948). Attorney fees (§§ 51:1947, 51:1948(C)).
For leases, see § 51:1944(B).
Other remedies: There is no limit on other consumer remedies
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 (§ 51:1944(D)).
Resale of lemon: Full disclosure required. Certificate of Title must
include notice that car was returned because it did not conform to
its warranty (§ 51:1945.1).