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Article - Commercial Law


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

    (b)    “Consumer” means:

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

        (2)    Any person to whom a new motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of the warranty applicable to such motor vehicle; or

        (3)    Any other person who is entitled to enforce the obligations of the warranty.

    (c)    “Dealer” has the meaning provided in § 15-101(c) of the Transportation Article.

    (d)    “Manufacturer, factory branch, or distributor” means a person, partnership, association, corporation, or entity engaged in the business of manufacturing or assembling motor vehicles or of distributing motor vehicles to motor vehicle dealers as defined in § 15-201(b), (c), and (e) of the Transportation Article.

    (e)    (1)    “Manufacturer’s warranty period” means the earlier of:

            (i)    The period of the motor vehicle’s first 18,000 miles of operation; or

            (ii)    24 months following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer.

        (2)    This subsection does not extend any manufacturer’s express warranty.

    (f)    (1)    “Motor vehicle” means a vehicle that is registered in this State as a:

            (i)    Class A (passenger) vehicle;

            (ii)    Class D (motorcycle) vehicle;

            (iii)    Class E (truck) vehicle with a 3/4 ton or less manufacturer’s rated capacity; or

            (iv)    Class M (multipurpose) vehicle.

        (2)    “Motor vehicle” does not include a motor home. For the purpose of administering this subtitle, the Motor Vehicle Administration shall promulgate a regulation defining a motor home.

    (g)    “Warranty” means warranties as defined in §§ 2-312, 2-313, 2-314, and 2-315 of this article.

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