Chapter 17, 40-17-101. Definitions; express warranties; duty to make warranty repairs.
(a) As used in this section:
(b) If a new motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer within one (1) year following the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer shall make repairs necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties. The necessary repairs shall be made even if the one (1) year period has expired.
(c) If the manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers are unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall:
(d) It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to express warranty if within one (1) year following the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is later:
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the rights or remedies of a consumer under any other statute.
(f) Subsection (c) of this section does not apply to any consumer who has failed to exhaust his remedies under a manufacturer's informal dispute settlement procedure if a procedure exists and is in compliance with applicable federal statute and regulation.
(g) It is an affirmative defense to any claim under this section that:
(h) In no event shall the presumption herein provided in subsection (d) of this section apply against a manufacturer unless the manufacturer has received prior direct written notification from or on behalf of the consumer and has had a reasonable opportunity to cure the alleged defect.
(j) Any consumer injured by a violation of this section may bring a civil action to enforce this section and may recover reasonable attorney's fees from the manufacturer who issued the express warranty.