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§1943.  Express warranties; time limit to conform

A.(1)  It shall be presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if the vehicle is out of service by reason of repair for a cumulative total of forty-five or more calendar days or the same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer within the warranty term or during a period of one year following the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is the earlier date.

(2)(a)  Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph (1) of this Subsection, in the case of a motor home, the consumer shall provide written notification to the manufacturer of any of the following:

(i)  The need to repair the nonconformity.

(ii)  Evidence of a cumulative total of at least ninety days of the motor home being out of service.

(iii)  Evidence that the same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer within the warranty term or during a period of one year following the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is the earlier date.

(b)  Upon such notification, the manufacturer shall have a final attempt to repair the vehicle.  The manufacturer shall have five business days upon receipt of such notification to respond to the consumer as to where the motor home may be delivered for repair.  The repair facility shall be one which is authorized by the manufacturer to perform the necessary warranty work.

(c)  Once delivered, the repair facility shall have ten business days within which to conform the vehicle to the applicable warranty.  The time periods provided for in this Paragraph may only be extended if the consumer authorizes such extension in writing.

(3)  If a manufacturer fails to respond to the consumer or to perform the repairs within the time periods described in Paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Subsection, such manufacturer shall be deemed to have waived his rights to a final attempt to cure the nonconformity.

B.  The term of an express warranty shall be extended by any period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of war, invasion, strike, fire, flood, or natural disaster.

C.  The provisions in Subsection A of this Section shall be suspended for any period of time during which repair services cannot be performed by the manufacturer, its agents, or authorized dealer because of war, invasion, strike, fire, flood, or natural disaster.

Acts 1984, No. 228, §1; Acts 1999, No. 933, §1; Acts 2008, No. 701, §1.



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