MICHIGAN Lemon Law:
Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 257.1401 to 257.1410
Vehicles covered: Passenger vehicles or sport utility vehicles,
purchased or leased in-state or by a resident of the state; excludes
motor homes, buses or trucks other than pick-ups or vans, and
vehicles with less than four wheels (§ 257.1401(f), (g)).
Persons covered: Purchasers for personal, family or household use,
or persons entitled to enforce the warranty, including lessors
(§ 257.1401(a)(b), (c)).
Period covered: Whichever comes first: expiry of term of express
warranty or one year from date of delivery (§ 257.1402).
Disclosure requirements: Upon notice manufacturer must notify
consumer as to accessible repair facility (§ 256.1403(5)). Secretary
of state notice of consumer rights to accompany title to new car as
specified in § 257.1408.
Required consumer notice: Must notify manufacturer by return
receipt service (§ 257.1403(5)).
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have been made if the same nonconformity is subjected to
four or more repairs, or the vehicle is out of service for a cumulative
total of thirty or more days or parts of days (§ 257.1403(5)).
Affırmative defenses: Defect is the result of unauthorized modification,
abuse, neglect or damage due to an accident (§ 257.1406).
Replace/refund: At the consumer’s option the manufacturer shall
replace with a comparable vehicle in production, acceptable to the
consumer, or accept the return and refund the full purchase price
less a reasonable use allowance (defined) (§ 257.1403(1), (2)).
Other reimbursement: Cost of options, modifications, manufacturer’s
charges, towing costs, and rental replacement (§ 257.1403(1),
(2)). Costs, expenses and attorney fees (§ 257.1407).
Other remedies: No limit on other consumer remedies
(§ 257.1404). Rights and remedies may not be waived
Informal dispute resolution: For remedies under this section a
consumer must use an informal dispute settlement procedure established
by the manufacturer, provided the procedure complies
with 16 C.F.R. pt. 703 (§ 257.1405(5)).
Resale of lemon: No applicable provisions.