New Jersey Laws

       State of New Jersey

Lemon Law Hearing

New York Lemon Law

    New York City

New York lemon law Guide

Published Lemon Law Decisions by Our Office   

Court decisions

Honda vibration,
Kia Engine Defect 
Chrysler water leak refund   Volvo odor claim

(repurchases ordered and legal fees paid by manufacturer)


Lemon law cases can be filed in court or in an administrative body.  If the purchaser wins, he will  receive a refund or new vehicle. Under the New Jersey lemon law, the purchaser must prove the following:  

  1. The same problem has been repaired three or more times,
  2. The existence of the problem affects the use, value, or safety of the vehicle.
  3. The problem persists after the manufacturer's last chance repair.
  4. The problem meets the lemon law mileage criteria, i.e., the letter giving the manufacturer the final opportunity to repair the vehicle was sent before 18,000 miles

All of these criteria must be met to proceed under the New Jersey lemon law. A failure to understand the requirements of New Jersey law is the chief reason why auto manufacturers win over two thirds of the cases submitted to the Division.


  1. If my case does not qualify for the lemon law there is little I can do.
    We regularly take cases that do not meet the lemon law criteria and file them in court. All purchasers of defective products have a legal right to compensation. We frequently take cases which do meet the mileage or repair criteria of the lemon law, bring them in court, and secure compensation or other relief for the buyer. We call these breach of warranty claims rather than lemon law cases.
  2. I have three repairs for the same problem, so I know I qualify for the lemon law. No. Remember the problem must continue to exist and substantially impair use, value, or safety. Many people have significant problems with their cars, but once the problem has been fixed, they no longer have lemon law claims. They may still have breach of warranty claims which can be brought in court.
  3. I have had many problems with the car so my case is very strong. The lemon law is written to provide relief for a particular problem which has been repair three or more times. There is no provision in the lemon law to combine several little problems to make one big one. Imagine a person going to a doctor. If he said, I have a bad cough, pain in my left heel, an itch in my arm, some trouble sleeping, and depression the doctor probably would not take any of the problems very seriously. Likewise, the consumer who says the car has brake problems, transmission problems, a water leak, and suspension problem trivializes any substantial problem he or she has.
  4. Once you meet the lemon law criteria, you simply calculate the statutory formula for reimbursement. Remember that prevailing in a lemon law claim is not always an easy task. Therefore cases may be settled in a variety of ways to reduce the risk of an adverse decision. We will provide recommendations and advice, but the client will make the ultimate choice.


                  Accident vehicle

We handle used car claims involving false statements in the sales process and failure to disclose substantial damages.    

Lemon law    

                       Selected List of Problems by Manufacturer

Chrysler water leak refund                                           

2012 Ford Focus defects   

Honda                 Honda vibration,          

Hyundai               2013 hyundai_elantra_problems                 

                  Kia Engine Defect 

Land Rover          Land Rover Freelander Engine Defect  Land Rover Discovery Engine Defect,
                            Land Rover Freelander transmission claims

Volvo                 Volvo odor claim,



The New Jersey lemon law has various requirements. However, we have successfully brought many cases for breach of warranty which did not meet the criteria of the lemon law and secured monetary compensation for the problems the consumer had experienced.



Law Offices of Howard A. Gutman

230 Route 206, Mount Olive, New Jersey 07836
(973) 598-1980, E-mail
Fax: (973)531-4110

315 Madison Avenue, Suite 901
New York, New York 10017