IDAHO Lemon Law:
Idaho Code Ann. § 48-901 to 48-913
Vehicles covered: Vehicles as defined in Idaho Code Ann. § 49-123,
but not including motorcycles, farm tractors, house trailers, or
vehicles over 12,000 lbs. (§ 48-901(7)).
Persons covered: Purchasers or lessees, other than for resale, of
vehicles used for personal, family or household purposes, or for
personal business use, and other transferees or individuals entitled
to enforce the warranty (§ 48-901(1)).
Period covered: Whichever comes first: two years or 24,000 miles
Disclosure requirements: Manufacturer must provide notice at time
of purchase in written warranty (§ 48-903(7)).
Required consumer notice: Notice in writing to the manufacturer or
dealer (§ 48-903(5)).
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have been undertaken when the same nonconformity has
been subjected to four or more repair attempts (or at least one
repair attempt if defect is likely to cause serious injury), or the
vehicle has been out of service thirty or more business days
(§ 48-903(2), (3)).
Affırmative defenses: Buyer’s abuse, neglect, or unauthorized
modifications; buyer’s claim in bad faith; two year limitation
period; alleged nonconformity does not impair the use or market
value; other defenses allowed by law (§ 48-903(1)); statute of
limitations (§ 48-910).
Replace/refund: Replacement with a comparable new motor vehicle
or purchase price less the amount attributable to the buyer’s
use (§ 48-903(1)).
Other reimbursement: All collateral and incidental charges minus
a reasonable use allowance (§ 48-903(1)); attorney fees and costs
Other remedies: All other remedies provided by law (§ 48-911).
Violation is violation of consumer protection act (§ 48-909). Treble
damages if finding of dealer’s frivolous defense, delaying tactics,
or bad faith in relation to an arbitration procedure (§ 48-908). No
cause of action created against dealer (§ 48-913).
Informal dispute resolution: For remedies under this section a
consumer must utilize a dispute resolution mechanism complying
with 16 C.F.R. pt. 703, if such mechanism exists (§§ 48-906,
Resale of lemon: No resale if extremely hazardous defect is
uncorrected. Full disclosure required upon resale or re-lease; express
warranty for earlier of 12,000 miles or twelve months