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New Hampshire - Statute §357-D
- Vehicles Covered:
- Vehicles as defined in the N.H. statute, 4-wheel vehicles under 9000lbs and motorcycles: Excludes tractors, OHRVs, and mopeds.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers, lessees or transferees during express warranty period or any persons entitled to enforce the warranty.
- Period Covered:
- Period of express warranty.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - written notice of consumer's rights at time of delivery of vehicle along with form to report defects; if vehicle is repaired manufacturer must provide a written repair order and summary of all work performed; (b) Consumer - report the nonconformity to the manufacturer, agent or authorized dealer in writing on specific forms provided by manufacturer.
- 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 a cumulative total of 30 or more business days.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- The nonconformity does not significantly impair the use, market value or safety of the vehicle, or is the result of abuse, neglect, or any unauthorized modifications or alterations.
- At the consumer's option, the manufacturer shall replace with a comparable vehicle, or refund the full purchase price less a reasonable allowance (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Collateral charges; Refunds to consumer and lien holder.
- Other remedies:
- Legal fees and costs: Violation is an unfair and deceptive act.
- Consumer may elects whether to use the informal dispute settlement mechanism or arbitration provisions provided by the manufacturer.
- Resale of Lemon:
- Manufacturer or agent may not resell vehicle determined as having a defect that is life-threatening, that creates a risk of fire or explosion, or that impedes a consumer's ability to control or operate a motor vehicle for ordinary use or the reasonable or intended purposes.
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.