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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 1, 2016 10:01 AM
From: Representative Pam Snyder
To: All House members
Subject: Adding Motorcycles to the Automobile Lemon Law
In the near future, I intend to reintroduce House Bill 1098 of the 2015-16 legislative session which would include motorcycles in the definition of “new motor vehicle” under the act of March 28, 1984 (P.L.150, No.28), commonly known as the Automobile Lemon Law.

As you know, Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law protects consumers from buying or leasing faulty new motor vehicles. This statute requires that the manufacturer of a new motor vehicle correct any defect which substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle and occurs within one year following the actual delivery of the vehicle to the purchaser, within the first 12,000 miles of use, or during the term of the warranty, whichever may first occur.

Despite a consumer’s significant investment in purchasing a motorcycle, which in many cases equals or exceeds the purchase price of a new car, motorcycles are excluded from the definition of new motor vehicle. Therefore, these individuals are not afforded the protections currently offered to consumers who purchase or lease a new car.

Please join me in extending Pennsylvania’s Automobile Lemon Law protections to our constituents purchasing motorcycles. Your consideration and co-sponsorship is appreciated.

Introduced as HB74