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Idaho - Code §48-901
- Vehicles Covered:
- Vehicles as defined in 49-123, but not including motorcycles, farm tractors, house trailers, or vehicles over 12,000 lbs.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers other than for resale, or vehicles used for personal, family, or household purposes, and other transferees or individuals entitled to enforce the warranty.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: one year or 12,000 miles.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - none; (b) Consumer - in writing to the manufacturer or dealer.
- Repair Requirements:
- It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken if the same nonconformity has been subjected to four or more repair attempts, or the vehicle is out of service for 30 or more business days.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- Buyer's abuse, neglect, or any unauthorized modifications; buyer's claim in bad faith; other defenses allowed by law.
- Replacement with a comparable new motor vehicle or purchase price less the amount attributable to the buyer's use.
- Other Reimbursement:
- If buyer pursues civil action against the manufacturer for refusal to refund or replace, treble the full purchase price, including all Collateral charges, less a reasonable use allowance.
- Other remedies:
- all other remedies provided by law.
- For remedies under this section, a consumer must utilize the informal dispute resolution mechanism complying with 16 C.F.R., if such mechanism exists.
- Resale of Lemon:
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.