DMV: Used Car Warranty

Used Car Warranty


Since October 1987, the Connecticut Used Car Warranty Law has covered certain used cars purchased from licensed Connecticut dealers. The law covers mechanical and operational defects at the time of purchase, if the owner has met all of the following conditions:

  • The owner has paid at least $3,000 for the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is six years old or less. 
  • The vehicle is used for personal purposes or family or household use.

The dealer must repair the vehicle at no charge up to 30 days (or 1,500 miles) after the purchase date if the owner paid at least $3,000, and up to 60 days (or 3,000 miles) after the purchase date if the owner paid at least $5,000.

If you have a problem in this area, we suggest you complete and submit a Dealers and Repairers Complaint Form (form K-35) along with copies of all sale and warranty documents to:  

Department of Motor Vehicles
Consumer Complaint Center
60 State Street, Room 102
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Phone:  860-263-5405

Content Last Modified on 4/26/2017 1:30:43 PM