Maryland Lemon Law | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Maryland’s law applies to new or leased cars that are less than 15 months old and have fewer than 15,000 miles on them. The law provides that, upon written notice, the dealer or manufacturer has 30 days to correct the problem. If he does not do so, the buyer is entitled to a replacement or full refund if:

  • A brake or steering malfunction is not corrected in the first repair, and this causes the car to fail Maryland inspection; or
  • Any one problem that substantially impairs the use and market value of the car is not repaired in four attempts; or
  • Any number of problems that substantially impairs the use and market value of the car have caused it to be out of service for more than 30 days since purchase.

Sources:  Maryland Lemon Law Statute                    Maryland Lemon Law complaint form