MONTANA Lemon Law:
Mont. Code Ann. §§ 61-4-501 to 61-4-533
Vehicles covered: Vehicles sold or registered in-state to transport
persons and property, including nonresidential portions of motor
homes; excludes trucks over 10,000 lbs. (§ 61-4-501(5)). No
reference to leased vehicles.
Persons covered: Purchasers, transferees during express warranty
period, or any person entitled to enforce the warranty (§ 61-4-
Period covered: Whichever comes first: two years after date of
delivery or 18,000 miles (§ 61-4-501(7)).
Disclosure requirements: Clear and conspicuous disclosure of
necessity of consumer’s written notification of nonconformity must
be provided by the manufacturer in the warranty or owner’s
manual, including its name and address (§ 61-4-502(3)).
Required consumer notice:Written notification to the manufacturer
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 business days (§ 61-4-504).
Affırmative defenses: The nonconformity does not substantially
impair the use, market value or safety of the vehicle, or is the result
of the consumer’s abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or
alterations (§ 61-4-506(3)).
Replace/refund: Manufacturers shall replace with new motor vehicle
of same model, style, and value, if available, or of comparable
market value (§ 61-4-503(1)); or the manufacturer shall accept
return of a motor vehicle from the consumer and give a full refund
of the purchase price less a reasonable use allowance (defined in
§ 61-4-501(6)) (§ 61-4-503).
Other reimbursement: Collateral and incidental charges (§ 61-4-
Other remedies: There is no limit on other consumer remedies
(§ 61-4-506(1)). Violation is unfair trade practice (§ 61-4-533). No
cause of action created against dealer (§ 61-4-505(1)).
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 (§§ 61-4-507, 61-4-511, 61-4-515 to
Resale of lemon: Full disclosure required (§ 61-4-525).