WY Lemon Law Statutes

Wyoming Lemon Law Qualifications

Vehicles Covered

The Wyoming lemon law covers any motor vehicle sold or registered in the state, with an unladen weight of under 10,000 pounds.

Consumers Covered

The lemon law covers the following "consumers":

  • Any person who purchases, other than for purposes of resale, a motor vehicle to which an express warranty applies;
  • Any person to whom a motor vehicle is transferred during the term of an express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; and
  • Any person entitled by the terms of an express warranty applicable to a motor vehicle to enforce the warranty.

The lemon law appears not to cover a lessee.

Vehicle Converters

The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.

Problems Covered

The lemon law covers any defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle t o the consumer. This is referred to as a nonconformity.

The Wyoming lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that the alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle, or the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modification or alteration of the motor vehicle by a consumer.

Reasonable Number Of Repair Attempts

The Wyoming lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of attempts has been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the express warranty if, within one year following the motor vehicle's original delivery to the consumer, either of the following occurs:

  • The same nonconformity has been subject to repair more than three times by the manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers, and the nonconformity continues to exist; or
  • The motor vehicle is out of service due to repair for a cumulative total of 30 business days.

Wyoming Arbitration Requirements

If the manufacturer has established an informal dispute settlement procedure that complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703, then the provisions requiring refund or replacement do not apply unless the consumer has first resorted to the informal dispute settlement procedure.

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