Buying a Car

If you plan to buy a car, you should check up on the Minnesota laws that protect consumers. The state's Lemon Law applies to new cars within two years of their purchase date. If the car is plagued by a serious defect, the manufacturer must make four reasonable attempts to repair the problem. If they cannot or the vehicle is out of service for 30 business days, you qualify for a refund of the purchase price or a replacement vehicle. Consumers must first go through an arbitration process with the manufacturer, but they have the option of later filing a lawsuit in court.