Florida Lemon Law for used cars works quite differently than when purchasing a new vehicle from a dealership. Depending on the age of the used car considered for purchase, there may or may not be additional warranties in effect that would constitute lemon law status in the event something went wrong with the purchased vehicle.

When purchasing a used vehicle, it is important to review the Buyers Guide, posted in the window of the car. The Buyers Guide will include details on the warranty status or list the vehicle “As-Is”. For “As-Is” vehicles, buyers will be solely responsible for any repairs that might come along with the used car. If the used car is new in age and is sold with a written warranty, it still might fall within a manufacturers warranty that could lead to lemon law coverage.

The Magnuson Moss Warranty Act

(1)The term “consumer product” means any tangible personal property which is distributed in commerce and which is normally used for personal, family, or household purposes (including any such property intended to be attached to or installed in any real property without regard to whether it is so attached or installed).

(2)The term “Commission” means the Federal Trade Commission.

(3)The term “consumer” means a buyer (other than for purposes of resale) of any consumer product, any person to whom such product is transferred during the duration of an implied or written warranty (or service contract) applicable to the product, and any other person who is entitled by the terms of such warranty (or service contract) or under applicable State law to enforce against the warrantor (or service contractor) the obligations of the warranty (or service contract).

(4)The term “supplier” means any person engaged in the business of making a consumer product directly or indirectly available to consumers.

(5)The term “warrantor” means any supplier or other person who gives or offers to give a written warranty or who is or may be obligated under an implied warranty.

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