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Wisconsin - Statute §218.015
- Vehicles Covered:
- Vehicles registered, purchased or leased in state, including demonstrator or executive vehicles. Excludes mopeds, semi-trailers, or trailers used with trucks.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchasers or lessees, transferees during express warranty period, or any person entitled to enforce the warranty.
- Period Covered:
- Whichever is first: term of express warranty or within one year from date of delivery.
- Notice Requirement:
- (a) Manufacturer - none; (b) Consumer - notice to the manufacturer or authorized dealer.
- 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 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:
- Taxes and charges; refund to the consumer and lienholder, other damages; double damages and attorney fees.
- Other remedies:
- There is no limit on other consumer remedies.
- 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:
- Full disclosure 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.