All new vehicles sold or leased with warranty provisions are covered under the law, except for commercial and offroad vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles and the nonchassis portion of recreational vehicles. Also included are demonstrators or leasepurchase vehicles as long as a manufacturer`s warranty was issued as a condition of the sale.
A defect must affect the use, value or safety of the vehicle. The law applies while the vehicle is under the manufacturer`s expressed warranty or up to one year after the date of delivery, whichever expires earlier. Some extended warranties are offered by the dealer or an insurance company—check with your dealer.
The following table summarizes what is covered, how many times the vehicle has to be repaired for the same defect and the warranty period.
|Vehicles Covered||Repair Interval and Coverage Period|
|A new motor vehicle, primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes. Does not include commercial vehicles, offroad vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles or recreational vehicles.||4 repair attempts or 30 business days out of service.|
|Warranty period or 1 year.|
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