Utah Lemon Laws

Utah lemon laws are dealt with in Utah Code, Title 13, Chapter 20 (New Motor Vehicle Warranties) Section 13-20-1 et seq.  This chapter is also known and cited as the “New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act.”  A motor vehicle is defective if it does not conform to all applicable express warranties which significantly affect the use, safety, or market value of vehicle.  The prescribed time limit for manufacturer repair is within the term of the express warranties or during the one year period following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is earlier.  This time limit is prescribed in Section 13-20-3.

Certain remedies are available to the consumer if the manufacturer fails to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition after a reasonable number of attempts.  According to Section 13-20-4, the manufacturer should replace the motor vehicle with a comparable new motor vehicle or accept the return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price including all collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for consumer’s use of the vehicle.

Utah Code Ann. § 13-20-1

This chapter is known as the “New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act.”

Utah Code Ann. § 13-20-3

If a new motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties, and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer during the term of the express warranties or during the one-year period following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is earlier, the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer shall make repairs necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties, whether or not these repairs are made after the expiration of the warranty term or the one-year period.

Utah Code Ann. § 13-20-4

(1) If the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer is unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, market value, or safety of the motor vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall replace the motor vehicle with a comparable new motor vehicle or accept return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price including all collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer’s use of the vehicle. Refunds shall be made to the consumer, and any lienholders or lessors as their interests may appear.
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