Last year the Queensland Government conducted an inquiry into “Lemon” laws - Consumer Protections and Remedies for Buyers of New Motor Vehicles.
The inquiry’s findings relate to community expectations of what constitutes a “lemon” vehicle, impacts on purchasers of such vehicles, how protections under existing legislation might be improved and models in other jurisdictions.
The recommendations include:
The Queensland Government indicated that it supports these recommendations, but does not support a recommendation relating to removing the ability to waive cooling-off periods for new vehicles or allowing disadvantaged persons a longer cooling-off period.
AFS will continue to monitor developments.