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Tennessee - Code §55-24-201
- Vehicles Covered:
- Vehicles, as defined in the Tenn. Code, sold and registered. Excludes motorized bicycles, motor homes, lawn mowers or garden tractors, recreational vehicles, off-road vehicles and vehicles over 10,000lbs.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers, lessees, transferees during the express warranty period or any persons entitled to enforce the warranty. Excludes government or business entity with three or more vehicles.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: term of express warranty or within one year from date of delivery.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - notify the consumer of repair work done, of the arbitration procedure; (b) Consumer - written notice by certified mail to the manufacturer or his representative; opportunity to cure within 10 days; (c) Business entities that purchase fleets of new motor vehicles and titles. Where the motor vehicle is in the name of a business entity, the seller must disclose in writing the remaining manufacturer's warranty to an individual purchaser.
- 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 calendar days.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- The nonconformity does not substantially impair 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 (defined), or refund the full purchase price less a reasonable allowance (defined).
- Other Reimbursement:
- Collateral charges Defined: Refunds to consumer and lienholder.
- Other remedies:
- There is no limit on other consumer remedies: 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.
- Dealer Liability:
- 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.