New cars with serious problems that the dealer is unable to fix after a reasonable amount of attempts are called "lemons." State lemon laws hold manufacturers and dealers accountable for new vehicles that fail to live up to their warranty within a stated period of time, requiring replacement or a full refund. Here is a brief summary of North Dakota's lemon laws.
North Dakota Lemon Laws
Automobiles covered under the North Dakota state lemons laws are those that have a "nonconformity," which significantly affects the use or market value of vehicle. If a defect or condition substantially impairs the use and market value within one (1) year after taking delivery of your new car, then it may be considered a lemon. The manufacturer must replace your car with a comparable vehicle or accept return and refund full purchase price, including all collateral charges, less any reasonable allowance for the consumer's use.
|Code Section||51-07-16, et seq.|
|Title of Act||Not specified|
|Definition of Defects||Nonconformity to all applicable express warranties which significantly affects the use or market value of vehicle|
|Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair||Term of express warranties or during period of 1 year following date of original delivery to consumer, whichever is earlier|
|Statutory Definitions of 'Reasonable' Number of Attempts to Fix the Problem
|Defenses to Lemon Claims||
|Remedies||Replace with comparable vehicle or accept return and refund full purchase price, including all collateral charges, less reasonable allowance for consumer's use|
Note: State laws are constantly changing through a combination of newly enacted legislation, decisions from higher courts, and so on. You should contact a North Dakota lemon law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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