Wyoming Lemon Laws

Wyoming lemon laws are dealt with in Wyoming Statutes, Title 40, Chapter 17 (Motor Vehicles), Section 40-17-101. et seq.  A motor vehicle is defective if it does not conform to all applicable express warranties.  The prescribed time limit for manufacturer repair is the period of one (1) year following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer.  This time limit is prescribed in Section 40-17-101(b).  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 new or comparable motor vehicle of the same type and similarly equipped, or accept return of the motor vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer.  The refund consists of full purchase price with reasonable collateral 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 40-17-101(c).

Wyo. Stat. § 40-17-101

Definitions; express warranties; duty to make warranty repairs:
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(b) 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 within one (1) year following the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer shall make repairs necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties. The necessary repairs shall be made even if the one (1) year period has expired.
(c) If the manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers are unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall:
(i) Replace the motor vehicle with a new or comparable motor vehicle of the same type and similarly equipped; or
(ii) Accept return of the motor vehicle and refund to the consumer and any lienholder as their interest may appear the full purchase price including all collateral charges less a reasonable allowance for consumer’s use.
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