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NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION
As used in this
"Board" means, unless otherwise indicated, the Vermont Motor Vehicle
"Consumer" means the purchaser, other than for purposes of resale of
a new motor vehicle or lessee of a new motor vehicle, other than for the
purposes of sub-lease, which has not been previously leased by another person,
any person to whom such motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an
express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle, and any other person entitled
by the terms of the warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty, but
"consumer" shall not include any governmental entity or any business
or commercial enterprise which registers or leases three or more motor
termination costs" mean expenses and obligations incurred by a motor
vehicle lessee as a result of an early termination of a written lease agreement
and surrender of a motor vehicle to a manufacturer under the provisions of
subsection 4172(e) of this title, including penalties for prepayment of finance
or leased" means a written agreement with a lessee as defined in
subdivision (5) of this section, which shall be for the use of a motor vehicle
for consideration for a term of two or more years.
"Lessee" means any consumer who leases a motor vehicle pursuant to a
written lease agreement for a term of two or more years.
vehicle" means a passenger motor vehicle which is purchased, leased, or
registered in the State of Vermont and shall not include tractors, motorized
highway building equipment, road-making appliances, snowmobiles, motorcycles,
motor-driven cycles, or the living portion of recreation vehicles, or trucks
with a gross vehicle weight rating over 12,000 pounds.
means any person, resident or nonresident, who manufactures or assembles new
motor vehicles or imports for distribution through distributors of motor
vehicles or any partnership, firm, association, joint venture, corporation, or
trust, resident or nonresident, which is controlled by a manufacturer.
Additionally, the term "manufacturer" shall include:
"distributor," meaning any person, resident or nonresident, who in
whole or in part offers for sale, sells, or distributes any new motor vehicle
to new motor vehicle dealers or new motor vehicle lessors or maintains factory
representatives or who controls any person, firm, association, corporation, or
trust, resident or nonresident, who in whole or in part offers for sale, sells,
or distributes any new motor vehicle to new motor vehicle dealers or new motor
vehicle lessors; and
"factory branch" meaning any branch office maintained by a
manufacturer for the purpose of selling, leasing, or offering for sale or
lease, vehicles to a distributor or new motor vehicle dealer or for directing
or supervising, in whole or in part, factory distributor representatives.
vehicle lessor" means a person who holds title to a motor vehicle leased
to a lessee under a written lease agreement for a term of two or more years, or
who holds the lessor's rights under such an agreement.
(9) A "new
motor vehicle" means a passenger motor vehicle which is still under the
manufacturer's express warranty.
shall be defined as including the following:
warranty" means express warranties as defined in the Uniform Commercial
Code, 9A V.S.A. § 2-313; plus any written warranty of the manufacturer. (Added
1983, No. 211 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1985, No. 260 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1987,
No. 242 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1999, No. 18, § 27, eff. May 13, 1999; 2009, No. 152
(Adj. Sess.), § 19l, eff. Sept. 1, 2010; 2011, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.)