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Michigan - Laws §257.1401
- Vehicles Covered:
- Passenger vehicles purchased in-state or by a resident of the state. Excludes motor homes, buses or trucks other than pickups or vans, and vehicles with less than four wheels.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers for personal, family, or household use, or persons entitled to enforce the warranty, but not lessees.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: term of express warranty or within one year from date of delivery.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Secretary of State notice to accompany title of new car as specified; (b) Consumer - shall notify the manufacturer by return receipt service.
- Repair Requirements:
- It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been made if the same nonconformity has been subjected to four or more repairs, or the vehicle is out of service for a cumulative total of 30 or more days or parts of days.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- Defect is the result of unauthorized modification, abuse, neglect or damage due to an accident.
- At the consumer's option, the manufacturer shall replace with a comparable vehicle in production, acceptable to the consumer, or accept the return and refund the full purchase price less a reasonable allowance (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Cost of options, modifications, manufacturer's charges, towing costs and rental replacement; refund to the consumer and secured party.
- Other remedies:
- No limit on other consumer remedies: Court costs and reasonable attorney fees.
- For remedies under this section, a consumer must use the informal dispute procedure established by the manufacturer provided the procedure complies with 16 C.F.R. 703.
- 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.