Define Lemon Law. Associated with the California lemon law definition, you often hear the phrase “reasonable number of repair attempts” when describing the lemon law process. A manufacturer is only allowed a certain number of repair attempts before your car can be deemed a lemon.
An estimated 150,000 cars each year (or 1% of new cars) are lemons -- cars that have repeated, unfixable problems. Every state has enacted some type of "lemon law" to help consumers who get stuck with these defective cars.