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Georgia Lemon Law

10-1-780 This article shall be known and may be cited as the “Motor Vehicle Warranty Rights Act.” 10-1-781 The General Assembly recognizes that a new motor vehicle is a major consumer purchase and that a defective motor vehicle is likely to create hardship for, or may cause injury to, the consumer. It is the intent of the General Assembly to ... Read More »

Hawaii Lemon Law

81I-1 Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes that a motor vehicle is a major consumer purchase and that a defective motor vehicle creates a hardship for the consumer. The legislature further recognizes that a duly franchised motor vehicle dealer is an authorized service agent of the manufacturer. It is the intent of the legislature that a good faith motor vehicle warranty ... Read More »

Idaho Lemon Law

48-901. DEFINITIONS For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) “Consumer” means the purchaser or lessee, other than for purposes of resale or sublease, of a new motor vehicle used for personal business use, personal, family or household purposes, or a person to whom the new motor vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during ... Read More »

Illinios Lemon Law

815 ILCS 380/1 Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the New Vehicle Buyer Protection Act. (Source: P.A. 85-1350.) 815 ILCS 380/2 Sec. 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this Act, the following words have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section. (a) “Consumer” means an individual who purchases or leases for a period ... Read More »

NHTSA Weakens Own Authority in Latest Rule

NHTSA approves ruling that allows dealers to continue selling defective vehicles without informing the buyer, by placing no time limit within which manufacturers must tell dealers of defects. Instead, manufacturers may create their own schedule and take their time in fixing safety problems. Read More »

Pennsylvania Announced Multi-State Action Against Major Ford and Lincoln-Mercury Car Dealers and Credit Company in Alleged Inflated Lease ‘Payoff’ Scheme

Attorney General Jerry Pappert today announced the filing of a multi-state lawsuit and consent agreement following an investigation into claims that consumers were charged inflated costs for early termination of their car or truck lease contracts. The alleged illegal business practice affected nearly 7,000 Pennsylvanians who are eligible for restitution. Pappert identified the defendants as Ford Motor Credit Company based ... Read More »

Ford Motor Credit and Dealers Reach Settlement with States in Leasing Dispute

Attorney General Mike Cox announced today a multistate settlement with Ford Motor Credit regarding its leasing practices, impacting more than 150,000 Ford customers and bringing $485,500 to the State of Michigan in legal fees and costs. “Through this settlement, Ford Motor Credit and its dealers are proactively correcting these leasing practices,” Cox said. “Ford Motor Credit and the participating dealers ... Read More »

Arizona

44-1261 . Definitions; exemptions A. In this article, unless the context otherwise requires: * 1. “Consumer” means the purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle, any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle or any other person entitled by the terms of the ... Read More »

Arkansas Lemon Law

§ 4-90-401. Title. This subchapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Arkansas New Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act”. History. Acts 1993, No. 285, § 1; 1993, No. 297, § 1. § 4-90-402. Legislative determinations and intent. The Arkansas General Assembly recognizes that a motor vehicle is a major consumer acquisition and that a defective motor vehicle undoubtedly ... Read More »