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Illinois - Statute §380/1
- Vehicles Covered:
- Passenger cars as defined in VC 625, and recreational vehicles (as defined), except camping trailers or travel trailers.
- Persons Covered:
- Individual consumers who purchase or lease new cars to transport themselves and others and their personal property, for primarily personal, household or family purposes.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: one year or 12,000 miles.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - must inform the consumer of consumer rights; (b) Consumer - written notification to the manufacturer from or on behalf of the consumer: opportunity to repair.
- Repair Requirements:
- It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been made if the same nonconformity has been subjected to three or more repairs, or the vehicle is out of service for 30 or more business days.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- Failure to conform is the result of abuse, neglect, or any unauthorized modification or alteration.
- Manufacturer shall provide a new car of a like model line, if available, or comparable vehicle, or accept a return and refund the full purchase price less a reasonable allowance (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Collateral charges; Refunds to the consumer and lienholder.
- Other remedies:
- A consumer may bring civil action if dissatisfied with arbitration decision. Persons electing to settle under this act are barred from a separate cause of action under the U.C.C.
- For remedies under this section, a consumer must use the informal dispute settlement procedure provided the procedure complies with the 16 C.F.R.
- Resale of Lemon:
- Full written disclosure and warranty for defects 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.