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Attorney General
Lori Swanson

Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
(800) 657-3787

M - F 8 am - 5 pm

TTY:(651) 297-7206
TTY:(800) 366-4812

Minnesota Car Laws

Did you know that there is no three day "cooling-off" law when you buy a car? Once you sign the contract, the car is yours. You can't return the vehicle if you decide that you don't want it or can't afford it. Minnesota’s Car Laws is written and published by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as directed by Minnesota Statute, section 325F.665. This edition was published in May 2009 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Minnesota's Lemon Law

  • Which Motor Vehicles Are Covered?
  • The Manufacturer's Duty to Repair
  • The Manufacturer's Duty to Refund or Replace
  • Situations When Refunds or Replacements Are Not Given
  • Refund and Replacement Eligibility Requirements
  • If You Are Awarded a Refund
  • Arbitration
  • How to Use the Lemon Law in Arbitration or Court
  • If You Sue
  • Automobile Arbitration Program Telephone Numbers

Used Car Warranty Law

  • "As Is" or Warranty
  • The Basic Used Car Warranties
  • Service Contracts
  • Who Provides a Used Car Warranty?
  • "Unlicensed" Dealers
  • Exclusions
  • The "Buyer's Guide"
  • The Dealer's Duty Under the Warranty
  • Refunds
  • Ordinary Maintenance
  • Limits on the Warranty
  • Bringing a Lawsuit
  • Three-Day "Cooling Off" Law
  • Odometer Tampering
  • Salvaged Cars

Truth In Repairs

Your Rights When Your Car is Repaired

Resolving Repair Disputes

Additional Consumer Information

If you have a complaint, please contact the Attorney General's Office in writing at:

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 296-3353
1-800-657-3787
TTY: (651) 297-7206
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

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