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Connecticut - Statute §42-179
- Vehicles Covered:
- Passenger motor vehicles or passenger and commercial vehicles. As defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. §14-1 sold or leased in state.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers or lessees, transferees during express warranty period or any person entitled to enforce the warranty.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: two years following the date of delivery or first 18,000 miles.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - disclose in the warranty or owner's manual that written notice of nonconformity is required; include name and address, (b) Consumer - written notification, if the manufacturer complied with manufacturer requirements.
- Repair Requirements:
- It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been made if the same nonconformity has been subjected to repair four times, or the vehicle is out of service for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days with at least one attempt to repair or refusal to repair; if the nonconformity is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury, then subjected to repair two times during earlier of one year period or within express warranty term.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- The nonconformity does not substantially impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle, or is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations.
- The manufacturer shall replace with a new motor vehicle acceptable to the consumer, or refund the contract price minus a reasonable allowance for use. (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Collateral charges, incidental damages, and other charges and fees.
- Other remedies:
- There is no limit on other consumer remedies. The consumer may recover costs and reasonable attorney fees. Violation is unfair trade practice.
- For remedies under this section, a consumer must use an informal dispute settlement procedure certified by the attorney general if the manufacturer has established such a procedure..
- Resale of Lemon:
- Full disclosure required.
Disclaimer: Please note that statutes may have been amended since the book was originally published in 2005.
Please consult your Secretary of State or local DMV office for the most recent and up to date statutes for the California Lemon Law.