Understanding Lemon Law in Idaho

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Idaho lemon law may apply to any vehicle that does not conform to the conditions of the express warranty after a reasonable number of repair attempts. The consumer should report the problem within two years of the date the express warranty is implemented or on the date the vehicle reaches 24,000 miles, whichever is earlier. The dealer, authorized agent or manufacturer shall make the necessary repairs even if the date of those repairs comes after the expiration of the express warranty. Additionally, it is required that proper repair and maintenance facilities be located within close proximity to all areas where motor vehicles are sold in order for the terms of express warranties to be carried out.

If a vehicle in Idaho has a problem that exists after four repair attempts, or has been out of commission for 30 cumulative days, the authorized dealer, agent or manufacturer must replace the vehicle with a comparable vehicle. The option is for the authorized dealer, agent, or manufacturer to accept the return of the vehicle in exchange for a refund of all monies paid including any trade-in which is not to exceed 105% of the retail value of the vehicle. That percentage will include all manufacturer installed options. In addition, any options that were installed within 30 days of the vehicle's original purchase shall also be included in the 105% cap. A reasonable amount shall be deducted from the refund amount for the use of the vehicle prior to its return.

Situations where Idaho lemon law would not apply include abuse or neglect of the vehicle, unauthorized modifications or alterations performed by anyone other than an authorized dealer or agent, and instances where the alleged nonconformity does not affect market value or performance of the vehicle.

Lemon laws vary from state to state; however, there are some similarities. To learn more about lemon laws throughout the United States and in California, continue to check back with our blog.

If you've had your vehicle repaired multiple times in California and the problem still exists, you may have a lemon. Contact California lemon law attorney Howard Silver to learn more about your rights at (855) 341-2611 today.

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