Nevada Lemon Law

Lemon vehicles in Nevada can get the squeeze by either the Nevada Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (the federal lemon law), or both. Lemon-aid may include a refund, replacement or diminished value and/or incidental and consequential damages. Attorneys’ fees are also available meaning qualified consumers may receive Nevada lemon law attorney representation at no cost.

And even if your vehicle is too old or has too many miles to qualify under either of these lemon laws, the Truth In Lending Act and/or other related car buying laws may provide an avenue to recover cash damages that can help you trade out or pay for repairs.

Connect here for a free, no obligation Nevada Lemon Law case review. In most instances to qualify under a lemon law your vehicle must only have an unreasonable repair history under the warranty, including (but not limited to) 3-4 repair attempts for the same problem, 6 repairs total on the vehicle, or 30 days out of service by reason of repair.

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Nevada Lemon Law State Statutes, 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 obligations.

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 New Car 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 Automobile 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 may appear.

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 appropriately extended.

Nevada Vehicle 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 Car 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 buyer.

Nevada Lemon Law Rights 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 Used Car 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 address.

Nevada Lemon Law 597.680 Reimbursement by manufacturer for cost of repairs to conform vehicle to express warranties.

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 charge.

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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  1. I have taken my 2012 Camaro to 3 dealers and talked to at least 6 so called highly respected/master mechanics about the transmission problems. The original dealer replaced the transmission in May but it sounds and drives worse. The executive office in Flint Michigan has helped me through this process and agreed with the mechanics there is nothing wrong but then turned around and offered me $3,000 towards a purchase of a new GM vehicle. That doesn’t make any sense. Why can’t someone fix my car and quit giving me the runaround? It’s really a pain in the ass to drive anymore. I have heard several other complaints similar to mine throughout the internet involving the same 2012 Camaro LS1 Coupe, 6 speed manual transmission. Any thoughts on my problem? Two weeks prior I bought a 2003 Chevy Silverado, 5 speed manual transmission, the clutch went out in it. Same dealer and another GM product.

  2. I purchased a 2016 F450 on 7/15/2015 it had 2300 miles on it when it broke down on 9/28/2015 I took it to my dealership (place of employement) on 9/29/2015. The high pressure fuel pump went. I have been with out the vehicle still and counting. I am told that the company that made the pumps is out of business and they don’t know when they can get me one. it will have been in the shop for 60 days on 11/28/15. with no resolution in site.

    I have been emailing back and forth with a Judy Rizzo “Ford Customer Relations” person. Whom at times is responsive and at others is not.

    This past Friday supposedly the whole kit including fuel lines, injector tubes and a pump arrived. The truck was torn down only to find that there was no pump in the kit. it had been removed by Ford.

    No ETA on when I can expect a pump or my truck. I have requested a Buyback from Ford.
    I’ve been driving a $70,000.00 Focus since 9/29/2015. Can you advise?

    • Yes i can advise….if they have had yur truck for more than 30 days,then you can send them a certified or hand delivered leter siteing the states lemon law statute,and a demand that they buy back the truck for the total of what it is worth,plus tax,registration,licensing fees,etc. Also the demand should have the date of your demand,with the dates yur truck has been at the shop,plus yur explanation of the entire sequence of events,then end by saying you expect them to refund you the total within the time frame cited by yur state statute,whether its 10-14-or 30 days.


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