Buying an automobile is a big commitment, usually one of the biggest expenses an individual will incur. While cars always require regular maintenance, they're expected to perform as advertised without any major problems while they're relatively brand new.
When they fail to meet these expectations, they're called "lemons." State lemon laws require dealers and manufacturers to provide a refund or replacement vehicle if a lemon cannot be fixed to warranty standards within the time period specified by the statute.
Alaska Lemon Laws at a Glance
Detailed information about Alaska's lemon law is listed below. See FindLaw's Lemon Law section for additional articles.
|Code Section||45.45.300, et seq.|
|Title of Act||Alaska Motor Vehicle Warranties Act|
|Definition of Defects||Nonconformity to applicable express warranties|
|Required Repairs||If a new motor vehicle does not conform to an express warranty that is applicable to it and the owner of the vehicle reports the defect or condition to the manufacturer of the vehicle or to the manufacturer's or distributor's dealer during the term of the warranty, the manufacturer, distributor, dealer, or a repairing agent shall make the necessary repairs to conform the vehicle to the express warranty.|
|Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair||Term of express warranty or within 1 year from date of delivery to original owner, whichever is first|
|Presumption that Reasonable Effort to Fix Problem(s) Occurred||
A presumption that a reasonable number of attempts have been made to conform a motor vehicle under an applicable express warranty is established if:
|Remedies||Replacement of vehicle with new, comparable one or refund full purchase price less a reasonable allowance for use of motor vehicle|
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the actions of higher courts, the enactment of newly signed legislation, and other means. You may wan to contact an Alaska lemon law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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