Deductions and Additions

 

Bad Provision
Deduction

 

Deduct 10 points if consumers lose rights under other laws by using lemon law. 

Deduct 10 points if consumers must sue by end of presumption period; 5 points if within 3 months of end of presumption period or within 18 months of initial purchase date.  

Deduct 10 points if consumers must go through manufacturer arbitration program before suing; 5 points if through state run arbitration.  Deduct 10 points for mandatory fees to prevailing party.  Deduct 5 points if only right of action is appeal from decision of state run arbitration, ie, no independent cause of action.

 

Good Provision
Addition

 

5 points for duty of making vehicle conform to warranty

10 points for requiring manufacturers to disclosure results of arbitration, 5 points if detailed results of state programs; 3 points if any results public

10 points for used car lemon law, 5 for mandatory used car warranty