NV Lemon Law Statutes

Nevada Lemon Law Qualifications

The Nevada lemon law covers motor vehicles, defined as self - propelled vehicles in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a public highway. The lemon law appears to cover used vehicles, but does not cover motor homes or off - road vehicles.

The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and value of the motor vehicle to the buyer. This is referred to as a nonconformity . The lemon law does no t cover a defect or condition that is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the motor vehicle.

Consumers Covered

The lemon law covers the "buyer", defined as:

  • A person who purchases or contracts to purchase, for purposes other than resale, a motor vehicle normally used for personal, family or household purposes;
  • 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; and
  • Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations. The lemon law appears not to cover a lessee.

Reasonable Number Of Repair Attempts

The Nevada lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if, within the time the express warranty is in effect or within one year following the date of the motor vehicle's delivery to the original buyer, whichever occurs first, either of the following occurs:

  • The same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer but the nonconformity continues to exist, or
  • The motor vehicle is out of service for repairs for a cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days.

The 30 day period is extended by any period of time in which the necessary repairs cannot be made for reasons that are beyond the control of the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer. The time the express warranty is in effect and the one year period are extended by any period of time during which repair services are not reasonably available to the buyer because of war, invasion, strike, fire, flood, or other natural disaster.

Nevada Arbitration Requirements

If the manufacturer has established or designated an informal dispute settlement procedure that complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703, then they buyer may not bring an action under the provisions requiring refund or replacement unless the buyer has first resorted to the informal dispute settlement procedure.

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