19 Jun: Sacco Measure Would Strengthen Lemon Law

TRENTON – The Senate passed a legislation today sponsored by Senator Nicholas Sacco that all used cars be covered by a warranty on their emissions control systems under the State’s Lemon Law.

“Right now, if someone chooses to waive their warranty rights under the Lemon Law, that covers all parts of the car,” explained Senator Sacco, D-Bergen and Hudson and Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee. “However, car dealers are unable to do the same tests on the emissions control equipment that are done during a state inspection. If the dealer can’t give you a definite answer on a car’s emissions status, it’s unfair to consumers to allow that part of the Lemon Law warranty to ever be waived.”