September 28, 2011 marks an important day for consumers of used and pre-owned lemon vehicles in California. California lemon law has now been updated to require new and used car dealerships to cross reference the vehicles that are for sale on their lot against a federal lemon database. Any vehicles with a tainted history will be marked with a red warning sticker.
The federal lemon database is officially called the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). As of today, California is the only state to have such legislation to help consumers.