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Idaho's Lemon Law governs motor vehicles that are subject to a manufacturer's written warranty. If your motor vehicle is a "lemon," the manufacturer is required to replace it with a comparable new vehicle or refund the purchase price, including the value of any trade-in, not to exceed one hundred five percent (105%) of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the motor vehicle. The manufacturer may deduct a reasonable charge for your use of the vehicle.

To be considered a "lemon," the vehicle must have a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, and the manufacturer, its agent, or dealer must not have been able to correct the problem after a reasonable number of attempts. The vehicle is not considered a “lemon” if your abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the vehicle caused the problem.

The Idaho lemon law presumes the manufacturer had a reasonable number of attempts to repair the motor vehicle, if, within two years of the date the buyer took delivery of the motor vehicle or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first), the vehicle was in for repairs for the same problem at least four times, or it was out of service because of repairs for a total of 30 or more business days. You may still have a lemon law claim if repairs occur after 24,000 miles or two years but before the manufacturer’s warranty expires, provided that you first reported the problem to the manufacturer, its agent, or authorized dealer during the term of the vehicle’s applicable express warranty. However, this type of claim will be much harder to prove.

To qualify under Idaho's Lemon Law, your motor vehicle:

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