I do not understand why you would not qualify for the lemon law.
Basic lemon law states you need to be the original owner and have 3 failed repair attempts for the same substantial non conformity that impairs the use, value or safety of your vehicle, Or one safety non conformity, or 30 days out of service. That does not need to be 30 days consecutively...it is an accumulation of days. If you took your vehicle in for a repair and waited in the waiting room and took it home the same day, that is still one day out of service. The customer can not delay several days in picking up a vehicle and count those days.
A true lemon has all of this happen within the first 12 months and 12 thousand miles....depending on your state....some states allow 18 months and 18 thousand miles.
However, If you can not get your vehicle repurchased under the true lemon criteria of that limited time....You also have breach of warranty that can even extend a little beyond your 36 month warranty.
Some vehicle qualified for lemon law, but the owner was patient and allowed the first year to pass. That does not throw you out of the lemon law. You can attempt to pursue as long as it is within 6 years of the in service date, the date you purchased the vehicle.
Keep all of your repair orders from the dealership. Keep record of even when you take it for a complaint and they do not duplicate the complaint. Always get your Repair Order. Always.
If you suspect you have a lemon vehicle, look in your manual. Your auto warranty booklet should tell you how to apply to be heard in a meeting before an Arbitrator.
Such a meeting will not cost you any money. Such a meeting will not take your legal rights from you. If you do not have a favorable response at the meeting, you can always contact a lawyer. I found the
Arbitration process for dispute resolution very favorable. You can get yourself heard. A good arbitrator will allow you to speak and reflect on each attempt at a repair and what you are experiencing with
your vehicle. If your vehicle is not drivable...then a rental should be provided until a repurchase or replacement car can be provided.
Know your rights. There can be a mileage usage fee for the miles you were able to drive your vehicle that may be deducted from your refund. Other than that, you are to be made whole. MSRP to MSRP. refund of all money minus the mileage usage fee. If I may stress, if your vehicle is not fit for the road, you should be provided a rental car until the surrender of your defective vehicle can take place at no charge to you.