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New Mexico

New Mexico Lemon Law

NM Statutes Chapter 57, Article 16A

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-1. Short title.

This act [57-16A-1 to 57-16A-9 NMSA 1978] may be cited as the “Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act”.

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 1.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-2 Definitions (1995 Repl.)

As used in the Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act [57-16A-1 to 57-16A-9 NMSA 1978]:

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 2.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-3 Conformation to express warranties (1995 Repl.)

- the same uncorrected nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer or its agents or authorized dealers within the express warranty term or during the period of one year following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is the earlier date, but the nonconformity continues to exist; or
- the vehicle is in the possession of the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer for repair a cumulative total of thirty or more business days during such term or during such period whichever is the earlier date, exclusive of down time for routine maintenance as prescribed by the manufacturer. The term of an express warranty, such one-year period and such thirty-day period 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 other natural disaster. In no event shall the presumption herein provided apply against a manufacturer unless the manufacturer has received prior direct written notification from or on behalf of the consumer and an opportunity to cure the defect alleged. The manufacturer shall provide written notice and instruction to the consumer, either in the warranty or a separate notice, of the obligation to file this written notification before invoking the remedies available pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act [57-16A-1 to 57-16A-9 NMSA 1978].

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 3.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-4 Affirmative defenses (1995 Repl.)

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 4.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-5 Limitation of remedy (1995 Repl.)

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 5.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-6 Informal dispute resolution (1995 Repl.)

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 6.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-7 Resale of returned motor vehicle (1995 Repl.)

History: Laws 1985, ch. 220, 7.

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-8 Limitation of action (1995 Repl.)

New Mexico Lemon law 57-16A-9 Reasonable attorney fees (1995 Repl.)