26-239 C.M.R. ch. 106, § 21 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. Where to address correspondence. All correspondence by parties to the Attorney General should be directed to the attention of the Lemon Law Arbitration Program.
B. Additional program guidelines. The Attorney General may from time to time develop internal guidelines for the operation of the Lemon Law Arbitration program. Pursuant to 5 M.R.S.A. §9001, the Attorney General may also issue advisory opinions interpreting the Maine Lemon Law and these Rules. Requests for an advisory opinion shall be addressed to the Attorney General and shall include the factual background that gave rise to the question. The Attorney General shall respond to such requests within 45 days.
C. Waiver of Rules. Upon finding of extraordinary circumstances, the Attorney General may waive any of these Rules, if such waiver would be in the public interest, and serve to carry out the purpose and intent of the Maine Lemon Law and these Rules.
D. Unexpected situations. Situations not covered in these regulations shall be handled by the Attorney General or the arbitrator in an equitable and efficient manner.
E. Executive or Demonstration Motor Vehicles. An executive motor vehicle or demonstration ("demo") motor vehicle is covered under the Lemon Law if when it was originally sold to a consumer it met the statutory definition of a "new vehicle" at 10 M.R.S.A. §1171(13). If the consumer and manufacturer cannot determine the date the vehicle was first used, the term of protection shall be the term of the consumer's express warranties, or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.
F. Dealer defects. The Lemon Law can result in a manufacturer being responsible for defects caused by an authorized dealer's mistakes in installing options which are the product of the manufacturer or in attempting warranty repairs.

The effective date of Chapter 106, except for Section 15, shall be retroactive to October 1, 1989. For Section 15 the effective date shall be the date these Rules are actually promulgated.

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