Nevada Lemon Laws

Nevada lemon laws are dealt with in Nevada Revised Statutes, Title 52, Chapter 597, Section 597.600 et seq.  A motor vehicle is defective if it does not conform to all of the manufacturer’s applicable express warranties, which significantly affects the use or market value of vehicle.  The prescribed time limit for manufacturer repair is the term of such express warranties or during the period of one (1) year following the date of delivery of the motor vehicle to the original buyer, whichever period expires earlier.  This time limit is prescribed in Section 597-610.  During this time limit the consumer should report any nonconformity, defect, or condition to the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer.  The manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer should repair or correct the nonconformity, defect, or condition at no charge to the consumer, within this time period.

Certain remedies are available to the consumer if the manufacturer, its agent, or authorized dealer is unable to repair or correct any nonconformity, defect, or condition which results in significant impairment of the motor vehicle, after a reasonable number of attempts.  The manufacturer should either replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle of the same model and having the same features as the replaced vehicle, or accept return of the motor vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer.  The refund includes the full purchase price and all sales taxes, license fees, and registration fees and any similar governmental charges.  The consumer has the option to choose from either of the two remedies.  From the full purchase price, the manufacturer can deduct a reasonable allowance for the consumer’s use of the motor vehicle.  The remedies are enumerated under Section 597.630.

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 597.610

Report of defect in motor vehicle; duty of manufacturer.
If a new motor vehicle does not conform to all of the manufacturer’s applicable express warranties and the buyer reports the nonconformity in writing to the manufacturer:
1. Before the expiration of the manufacturer’s express warranties; or
2. No later than 1 year after the date the motor vehicle is delivered to the original buyer,
whichever occurs earlier, the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer shall make such repairs as are necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties without regard to whether the repairs will be made after the expiration of the express warranty or the time described in subsection 2.

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 597.630

Duties of manufacturer if motor vehicle cannot be conformed to express warranties.
1. If, after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer, or its agent or authorized dealer is unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repair or correction and the defect or condition causing the nonconformity substantially impairs the use and value of the motor vehicle to the buyer and is not the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the motor vehicle, the manufacturer shall:
(a) Replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle of the same model and having the same features as the replaced vehicle, or if such a vehicle cannot be delivered to the buyer within a reasonable time, then a comparable motor vehicle substantially similar to the replaced vehicle; or
(b) Accept return of the motor vehicle from the buyer and refund to him the full purchase price including all sales taxes, license fees, registration fees and other similar governmental charges, less a reasonable allowance for his use of the vehicle. A reasonable allowance for use is that amount directly attributable to use by the buyer before his first report of the nonconformity to the manufacturer, agent or dealer and during any subsequent period when the vehicle is not out of service for repairs. Refunds must be made to the buyer, and lienholder if any, as their interests may appear.


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