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Minnesota - Statute §325F.665
- Vehicles Covered:
- Passenger automobiles, including pickups and vans, and motor and van portions of recreational equipment that are sold or leased in state.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers or lessees for personal, family, or household purposes for at least 40% of the time, transferees or any other person entitled to enforce the warranty.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: term of express warranty or within two years 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 business days; or braking or steering system failure that is likely to cause death or serious injury is subjected to one or more repairs.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- The nonconformity does not significantly impair the use, market value of the vehicle or is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations.
- At the consumer's option, the manufacturer shall replace with a comparable vehicle, or refund the full purchase price les a reasonable allowance (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Costs of options or modifications, fees, costs of towing and rental expenses, and refunds to the consumer and lienholder.
- Other remedies:
- A consumer may bring a civil action to redress a violation of this section, and can recover costs and disbursements, including reasonable attorney fees.
- For remedies under this section, a consumer must use the informal dispute procedure established by the manufacturer provided that it complies with 16 C.F.R. 703, unless the manufacturer allows the consumer to commence an action.
- Resale of Lemon:
- Full disclosure required; 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. A) No sale of a vehicle with a serious defect pursuant to lemon law returned in this or any other state.
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.