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Nevada Lemon Law
NRS 597.600 to 597.690
Repairs To Conform To Express Warranties
Nevada Lemon Law 597.600 Definitions.
As used in NRS 597.600 to 597.680, inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Buyer" means:
(a) A person who purchases or contracts to purchase, other than for purposes
of resale, a motor vehicle normally used for personal, family or household purposes.
(b) Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during the time a
manufacturer's express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle is in effect.
(c) Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its
2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection "motor vehicle"
has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.075. The term does not include motor homes or
off-road vehicles except for the purposes of NRS 597.680.
Nevada Lemon Law 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.
Nevada Lemon Law 597.620 Submission of claim.
To manufacturer for replacement or refund according to designated procedure.
If the manufacturer has established or designated a procedure for settling disputes
informally which substantially complies with the provisions of Title 16 of the Code of
Federal Regulations, Part 703, a buyer must first submit his claim for replacement of the
motor vehicle or for refund of the purchase price under that procedure before bringing any
action under NRS 597.630.
Nevada Lemon Law 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 lien holder if any, as their interests
2. It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to
conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties where:
(a) The same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by
the manufacturer, or its agent or authorized dealer within the time the express
warranty is in effect or within 1 year following the date the motor vehicle is
delivered to the original buyer, whichever occurs earlier, but the nonconformity
continues to exist; or
(b) The motor vehicle is out of service for repairs for a cumulative total
of 30 or more calendar days within the time the express warranty is in effect or
within 1 year following the date the motor vehicle is delivered to the original buyer,
whichever occurs earlier, except that if the necessary repairs cannot be made for
reasons which are beyond the control of the manufacturer or its agent or authorized
dealer, the number of days required to give rise to the presumption must be
Nevada Lemon Law 597.640 Tolling of period for express warranties.
For the purposes of NRS 597.600 to 597.670, inclusive, the running of the time an
express warranty is in effect or of any other period of time described in those sections
is tolled for the time during which services to repair the motor vehicle are not
reasonably available to the buyer because of a war, invasion or strike, or because of a
fire, flood or other natural disaster.
Nevada Lemon Law 597.650 Commencement of action by buyer.
Any action brought pursuant to NRS 597.600 to 597.630, inclusive, must be commenced
within 18 months after the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the
Nevada Lemon Law 597.660 Waiver of rights by buyer prohibited.
Any provision in any agreement between the manufacturer or its agent or authorized
dealer and the buyer which provides that the buyer agrees to waive or forego any rights or
remedies afforded by NRS 597.600 to 597.630, inclusive, is void.
Nevada Lemon Law 597.670 Effect of other rights and remedies of buyer.
The provisions of NRS 597.600 to 597.630, inclusive, do not limit any other right or
remedy which the buyer may have by law or by agreement.
Nevada Lemon Law 597.675 Notification of manufacturer regarding change in residential address.
Any person entitled by the terms of a manufacturer's express warranty to enforce its
obligations is responsible for notifying the manufacturer of any change in his residential
Nevada Lemon Law 597.680 Reimbursement by manufacturer for cost of repairs to conform vehicle to
The manufacturer shall reimburse its agent or authorized dealer for the cost of repairs
made to a motor vehicle to conform it to the manufacturer's express warranties. The
reimbursement must be paid at the rate usually billed by the agent or dealer to the
general public for similar repairs.
Nevada Lemon Law 597.690 Manufacturer required to remedy defects in vehicle related to safety without
1. Every manufacturer of a vehicle who furnishes notification to the
registered owner of the vehicle of any defect in the vehicle related to vehicle safety
shall, notwithstanding the limitations of any warranty relating to such vehicle, correct
such defect at the manufacturer's expense and without charge to the registered owner of
the vehicle if the vehicle is returned to any vehicle dealer franchised by the
manufacturer to market the vehicle, or, at the election of the manufacturer, reimburse
the registered owner for the actual cost of making such correction.
2. This section does not require a vehicle dealer to make the required
correction if the manufacturer has failed to make available to the dealer the parts
needed to make the correction.
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