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Article - Commercial Law


    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    (1)    “Adjustment program” means a program or policy:

            (i)    That expands or extends a warranty beyond its stated limit; or

            (ii)    Under which a manufacturer undertakes or offers to pay or reimburse a consumer, whether directly or indirectly, for all or a part of the cost of repairing a condition that may substantially affect the durability, reliability, or performance of a motor vehicle.

        (2)    “Adjustment program” does not include:

            (i)    Service provided under a safety or emissions related recall campaign; or

            (ii)    Adjustments made by a manufacturer on a case–by–case basis.

    (c)    “Consumer” means:

        (1)    The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a new motor vehicle;

        (2)    A lessee of a motor vehicle;

        (3)    A person to whom a new motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of the warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; or

        (4)    A person who is entitled under the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.

    (d)    “Dealer” means a person who sells or leases motor vehicles under a retail agreement with a manufacturer or distributor, or an agent of a manufacturer or distributor.

    (e)    “Lessee” means a consumer who leases a motor vehicle under a written lease that provides that the lessee is responsible for repairs to the motor vehicle.

    (f)    “Manufacturer” means a person who:

        (1)    Manufactures or assembles new motor vehicles for sale or distribution; or

        (2)    Is engaged in the business of importing new motor vehicles for sale or distribution to dealers or through distributors or factory branches.

    (g)    “Motor vehicle” means a vehicle that:

        (1)    Is used for the private transportation of individuals and their personal belongings; and

        (2)    Has a maximum capacity of 10 individuals, including the driver.

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