Lemon Law and Legal Definition

Lemon in terms of automobile law refers to a defective car. The defects are normally not prominent before the purchase. Any vehicle with several defects that are not apparent can be described as a lemon. However, the term can be extended to any product which is defective and is unfit for its purpose. Lemon is defined to be "a substandard vehicle with material defects." [McGrady v. Chrysler Motors Corp.]