If you purchased your used vehicle certified pre-owned from the dealership, then you can enjoy many of the same lemon law benefits as the new vehicle purchaser! These factory sponsored “CPO” (Certified Pre-Owned) vehicles come with a written warranty backed by the automobile manufacturer. So, even if your vehicle is out of the manufacturer’s original “new vehicle limited warranty”, you still have lemon law protection during the “Certified Pre-Owned” warranty period, just like a person that purchased new!
Warranty coverages afforded to Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are often overlooked by consumers (and dealers) when it comes to warranty repairs. Did you know that many vehicles sold “used” already had a pre-existing CPO warranty that stays with the vehicle? If you purchased a vehicle used, you should always check with your dealer to see if there is existing factory CPO coverage. When it comes to lemon law, a manufacture warranty is a manufacturer warranty, used or not! And lemon law is all about repairs under factory warranty.
All repairs must be performed by an authorized dealer for the brand of vehicle you have purchased to have the repairs done under factory warranty (and/or CPO warranty), making them legally applicable “repair attempts” under lemon law statute’s definition.
(Your vehicle is a 2012 - 2019, purchased or leased in Arizona.)