Rules relating to defective motor vehicles are dealt with in Kansas Statutes, Chapter 50, Article 6, Section 50-645 et seq. (Lemon Law.) Pursuant to Section 50-645, nonconformity to applicable warranties which significantly impairs the use or value of motor vehicle is deemed to be a defect of the vehicle. The time limit prescribed under this Section for a manufacturer to repair vehicle is one year from the date of original delivery of vehicle to consumer or the term of any warranties, whichever is earlier.
Pursuant to Section 50-645 (2) (c), legal remedy is available to a consumer against a manufacturer who is unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable warranty after a reasonable number of attempts. The manufacturer should either provide replacement with comparable vehicle under warranty or accept return and refund full purchase price including all collateral charges, after deducting a reasonable allowance for consumer’s use.
K.S.A. § 50-645
(b) If a motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable warranties, and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer during the term of any warranties 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, the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer shall make such repairs as are necessary to conform the vehicle to such warranties, notwithstanding the fact that such repairs are made after the expiration of any such term or such one-year period.
K.S.A. § 50-645
(c) If the manufacturer, or its agents or authorized dealers, are unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable warranty after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle under warranty or accept return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase or lease price including all collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer’s use of the vehicle as calculated from the most recent edition of Your Driving Costs, published by the American automobile association. Refunds shall be made to the consumer, and lienholder if any, as their interests may appear. A reasonable allowance for use shall be that amount directly attributable to use by the consumer and any previous consumer prior to the first report of the nonconformity to the manufacturer, agent or dealer and during any subsequent period when the vehicle is not out of service by reason of repair.