Philippine Lemon Law

Philippine Lemon Law: Consumer Claims before its Effectivity

Questions and confusion come with all things new. Same with the Philippine Lemon Law (Republic Act 10642, full text). Let’s tackle something basic. It’s not about the coverage or the claim procedure. Something more basic — what happens to brand new motor vehicles purchased BEFORE the effectivity of the Philippine Lemon Law? Or shall we reckon it from the issuance of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (the DTI is required to issue the IRR within 90 days from effectivity of the Philippine Lemon Law). [Update: the Philippine Lemon Law took effect on 7 August 2014; see also effectivity and coverage]

Let’s find time and tackle these topics in the days to come.


  1. Good afternoon, reading the article it showed that you need to have at least 4 attempts before we can file a complaint. But what if we started to have the problem on the 11th month and the problem persisted after that will it still be covered by the lemon law?

  2. hi good day po, yung toyota altis ko po 2 bwan na ang nakalipas di pa din po nila napapalitan ayaw ko na po ng kotse na yun at total reck po xa pero di po luymabas ang airbag nya halos mamatay po kami ng driver ko kumpleto na po requirements namin sa kanila ano po pwede ko gawin dito?
    one month palang po ang kotse ko atty

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