Florida lemon law applies to motor vehicles, including recreational vehicles (RVs), sold or leased with a “new” or “demonstrator” designation in the State of Florida. It also includes used vehicles, but only if purchased directly from the original lessor or purchaser.
In order to qualify for Florida lemon law, the vehicle must be used primarily (more than 50%) for personal use as opposed to business use. However, it may be leased or owned through a business.
Finally, Florida lemon law only applies for the first two years (24 months) of a lease or purchase. Accordingly, time is always of the essence in making a claim.
Florida lemon law does not apply to every motor vehicle. Significantly, Florida lemon law does not protect motorcycles, off-road vehicles, trucks with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds, or watercraft.