MONOPOLIES AND TRADE PRACTICES
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE WARRANTIES — MANUFACTURER’S DUTY TO REPAIR, REFUND OR REPLACE
48-905. Resale or re-lease of returned motor vehicle. (1) If a motor vehicle has been returned under the provisions of section 48-903, Idaho Code, or a similar statute of another state, whether as the result of a legal action or as the result of an informal dispute settlement proceeding, it may not be resold or re-leased in this state unless:
(a) The manufacturer provides the same express warranty it provided to the original purchaser, except that the term of the warranty need only last for twelve thousand (12,000) miles or twelve (12) months after the date of resale, whichever is earlier; and
(b) The manufacturer provides the consumer with a written statement on a separate piece of paper, in 10-point all capital type, in substantially the following form: "IMPORTANT: THIS VEHICLE WAS RETURNED TO THE MANUFACTURER BECAUSE IT DID NOT CONFORM TO THE MANUFACTURER’S EXPRESS WARRANTY AND THE NONCONFORMITY WAS NOT CURED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME AS PROVIDED BY IDAHO LAW."
The provisions of this chapter apply to the resold or re-leased motor vehicle for full term of the warranty required under this section. If a manufacturer has a program similar to the requirements of this subsection and that program provides, at a minimum, substantially the same protections for subsequent consumers, then the manufacturer shall be considered to be in compliance with this subsection.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) of this section, if a new motor vehicle has been returned under the provisions of section 48-903, Idaho Code, or a similar statute of another state because of a nonconformity resulting in a complete failure of the braking or steering system of the motor vehicle likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle was driven and the failure has not been repaired by the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer, the motor vehicle may not be resold in this state.
[48-905, added 1998, ch. 333, sec. 2, p. 1074.]