Qld motorists better protected under new ‘lemon laws’

Queensland motorists who buy a faulty car will be better protected thanks to new ‘lemon laws’ being introduced in State Parliament today.

RACQ spokesperson Paul Turner said the new laws will give drivers peace of mind and the ability to claw back tens of thousands of dollars in losses.

“Cars are one of the biggest costs to Queenslanders and we know the emotional and financial burden for those who are unlucky enough to have bought a defected dud which constantly needs repair,”  Mr Turner said.


It’s understood the laws would see the vehicle value owners could take to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal increased from just $25,000 to $100,000.

It would also see the reintroduction of statutory warranty for second-hand purchases.

“These new laws go a long way to protecting car owners who’re able to go to court if they bought lemons worth up to $100,000, and we’re pleased to see these rights extended to motorcycles, motorhomes or caravans,” Mr Turner said.