A car is considered a lemon if it has some problem or manufacturer defect that can’t be fixed in a reasonable amount of time and the buyer ends up paying for it again and again. Generally, the defects which decrease the safety of car-like faulty brakes, a dead engine, or a broken transmission make a car lemon. Although, the definition of the lemon car varies from state to state, and law for these cars also varies. New and Used car both can be lemon and has different laws depending on the state you are living.
It is a lemon if it meets the subsequent conditions within 18 months of purchase or before 18,000 miles have incurred on the odometer, whichever comes first:
1. A minimum of 2 attempts are made to repair a guaranty issue that would have resulted during a serious injury or death.
2. A minimum of 4 attempts were made to repair a problem during the warranty period.
3. The vehicle spent quite 30 days [total] within the shop while being repaired.