The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Kansas lemon law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Kansas Stat. Ann. section 50 - 645 et seq.
The Kansas lemon law covers a new motor vehicle sold or leased in Kansas , that is registered for a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less. The lemon law does not cover the customized parts of motor vehicles that have been added or modified by second stage manufacturers, first stage converters, or second stage converters. Guidance from the Kansas Attorney General's Office indicates that the lemon law does not cover used vehicles.
The lemon law covers the original purchaser or lessee, for purposes other than res ale, of a motor vehicle. (The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.)
The lemon law covers any problem that does not conform to all applicable warranties. This is referred to as a nonconformity . The Kansas lemon l aw provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that:
If a motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable warranties, and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer during the term of an y warranties or within one year following the date of the motor vehicle's original delivery to a consumer, whichever comes first, then the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer must make the necessary repairs to conform the motor vehicle to the warranties. The necessary repairs must be made even if the warranty term or the one year period has expired.
The Kansas lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of attempts has been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the express warranty if any of the following occurs:
The term of any warranty, the one year period, and the 30 day period are extended by any period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of war, invasion, strike, fire, flood or other natural disaster.
The lemon law provisions requiring repurchase or replacement do not apply to a consumer who has not first used an informal settlement procedure that complies in all respects with Rule 703.CLICK HERE to read more about Kansas Lemon Law