Wyoming Lemon Law Statutes...
Wyoming Lemon Laws and the federal Lemon Law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) provide for compensation to Wyoming consumers of defective automobiles and trucks and other vehicles and products including motorcycles, RV's, boats, computers and other consumer appliances and products. To qualify under the Wyoming Lemon Law or the Federal Lemon Law, you must generally have a product that suffered multiple repair attempts under the manufacturer's factory warranty. Lemon Law compensation can include a refund, replacement or cash
Wyoming State Statutes
Wyoming Statutes, 40-17-101
warranties; duty to make warranty repairs.
(a) As used
in this section:
"Consumer" means any person:
purchases a motor vehicle, other than for purposes [purpose]
of resale, to which an express warranty applies; or
(B) To whom a
motor vehicle is transferred during the term of an express
warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; or
by the terms of an express warranty applicable to a motor
vehicle to enforce it.
"Motor vehicle" means every vehicle under ten
thousand (10,000) pounds unladen weight, sold or registered
in the state, which is self-propelled except vehicles moved
solely by human power;
"Reasonable allowance for consumer's use" means an
amount directly attributable to use of the motor vehicle
prior to the first report of the nonconformity to the
manufacturer, agent or dealer and during any subsequent
period when the motor vehicle is not out of service due to
"Manufacturers' express warranty or warranty"
means the written warranty, so labeled, of the manufacturer
of a new motor vehicle, including any terms or conditions
precedent to the enforcement of obligations under warranty.
(b) If a new
motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express
warranties and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the
manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer within one
(1) year following the original delivery of the motor
vehicle to the consumer, the manufacturer, its agent or
authorized dealer shall make repairs necessary to conform
the vehicle to the express warranties. The necessary repairs
shall be made even if the one (1) year period has expired.
(c) If the
manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers are unable to
conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty
by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which
substantially impairs the use and fair market value of the
motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of
attempts, the manufacturer shall:
the motor vehicle with a new or comparable motor vehicle of
the same type and similarly equipped; or
return of the motor vehicle and refund to the consumer and
any lien holder as their interest may appear the full
purchase price including all collateral charges less a
reasonable allowance for consumer's use.
(d) It is
presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been
undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to express warranty if
within one (1) year following the original delivery of the
motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is later:
(i) The same
nonconformity has been subject to repair more than three (3)
times by the manufacturer, its agents or its authorized
dealers and the same nonconformity continues to exist; or
vehicle is out of service due to repair for a cumulative
total of thirty (30) business days.
in this section shall be construed to limit the rights or
remedies of a consumer under any other statute.
Subsection (c) of this section does not apply to any
consumer who has failed to exhaust his remedies under a
manufacturer's informal dispute settlement procedure if a
procedure exists and is in compliance with applicable
federal statute and regulation.
(g) It is an
affirmative defense to any claim under this section that:
alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use
and fair market value of the motor vehicle; or
nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or
unauthorized modification or alteration of a motor vehicle
by a consumer.
(h) In no
event shall the presumption herein provided in subsection
(d) of this section apply against a manufacturer unless the
manufacturer has received prior direct written notification
from or on behalf of the consumer and has had a reasonable
opportunity to cure the alleged defect.
consumer injured by a violation of this section may bring a
civil action to enforce this section and may recover
reasonable attorney's fees from the manufacturer who issued
the express warranty.