NRS 597.600 Definitions. As used in NRS 597.600 to 597.680,
inclusive, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. "Buyer" means:
(a) A person who purchases or contracts to purchase, other than
for purposes of resale, a motor vehicle normally used for personal,
family or household purposes.
(b) Any person to whom the motor vehicle is transferred during
the time a manufacturer's express warranty applicable to the motor
vehicle is in effect.
(c) Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to
enforce its obligations.
2. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection "motor vehicle"
has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 482.075. The term does not
include motor homes or off-road vehicles except for the purposes of
(Added to NRS by 1983, 610; A 1985, 2026; 1995, 2366)
NRS 597.610 Report of defect in motor vehicle; duty of
manufacturer. If a new motor vehicle does not conform to all of the
manufacturer's applicable express warranties and the buyer reports the
nonconformity in writing to the manufacturer:
1. Before the expiration of the manufacturer's express
2. No later than 1 year after the date the motor vehicle is
delivered to the original buyer, whichever occurs earlier, the
manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer shall make such
repairs as are necessary to conform the vehicle to the express
warranties without regard to whether the repairs will be made after
the expiration of the express warranty or the time described in
subsection 2. (Added to NRS by 1983, 610)Ñ(Substituted in revision
for NRS 598.756)
NRS 597.620 Submission of claim to manufacturer for
replacement or refund according to designated procedure. If the
manufacturer has established or designated a procedure for settling
disputes informally which substantially complies with the provisions
of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 703, a buyer must
first submit his claim for replacement of the motor vehicle or for
refund of the purchase price under that procedure before bringing any
action under NRS 597.630.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 612)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.761)
NRS 597.630 Duties of manufacturer if motor vehicle cannot
be conformed to express warranties.
1. If, after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer, or
its agent or authorized dealer is unable to conform the motor vehicle
to any applicable express warranty by repair or correction and the
defect or condition causing the nonconformity substantially impairs
the use and value of the motor vehicle to the buyer and is not the
result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations
of the motor vehicle, the manufacturer shall:
(a) Replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle of
the same model and having the same features as the replaced vehicle,
or if such a vehicle cannot be delivered to the buyer within a
reasonable time, then a comparable motor vehicle substantially
similar to the replaced vehicle; or
(b) Accept return of the motor vehicle from the buyer and refund
to him the full purchase price including all sales taxes, license
fees, registration fees and other similar governmental charges, less
a reasonable allowance for his use of the vehicle. A reasonable
allowance for use is that amount directly attributable to use by the
buyer before his first report of the nonconformity to the
manufacturer, agent or dealer and during any subsequent period when
the vehicle is not out of service for repairs. Refunds must be made
to the buyer, and lienholder if any, as their interests may appear.
2. It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been
undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express
(a) The same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or
more times by the manufacturer, or its agent or authorized dealer
within the time the express warranty is in effect or within 1 year
following the date the motor vehicle is delivered to the original
buyer, whichever occurs earlier, but the nonconformity continues to
(b) The motor vehicle is out of service for repairs for a
cumulative total of 30 or more calendar days within the time the
express warranty is in effect or within 1 year following the date
the motor vehicle is delivered to the original buyer, whichever
occurs earlier, except that if the necessary repairs cannot be made
for reasons which are beyond the control of the manufacturer or its
agent or authorized dealer, the number of days required to give rise
to the presumption must be appropriately extended.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 611)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS
NRS 597.640 Tolling of period for express warranties. For
the purposes of NRS 597.600 to 597.670, inclusive, the running of the
time an express warranty is in effect or of any other period of time
described in those sections is tolled for the time during which
services to repair the motor vehicle are not reasonably available to
the buyer because of a war, invasion or strike, or because of a fire,
flood or other natural disaster.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 611)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.771)
NRS 597.650 Commencement of action by buyer. Any action
brought pursuant to NRS 597.600 to 597.630, inclusive, must be
commenced within 18 months after the date of the original delivery of
the motor vehicle to the buyer.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 612)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.776)
NRS 597.660 Waiver of rights by buyer prohibited. Any
provision in any agreement between the manufacturer or its agent or
authorized dealer and the buyer which provides that the buyer agrees
to waive or forego any rights or remedies afforded by NRS 597.600 to
597.630, inclusive, is void.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 612)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.781)
NRS 597.670 Effect of other rights and remedies of buyer.
The provisions of NRS 597.600 to 597.630, inclusive, do not limit any
other right or remedy which the buyer may have by law or by agreement.
(Added to NRS by 1983, 612)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.786)
NRS 597.675 Notification of manufacturer regarding change in
residential address. Any person entitled by the terms of a
manufacturer's express warranty to enforce its obligations is
responsible for notifying the manufacturer of any change in his
(Added to NRS by 1995, 2366)
NRS 597.680 Reimbursement by manufacturer for cost of
repairs to conform vehicle to express warranties. The manufacturer
shall reimburse its agent or authorized dealer for the cost of repairs
made to a motor vehicle to conform it to the manufacturer's express
warranties. The reimbursement must be paid at the rate usually billed
by the agent or dealer to the general public for similar repairs.
(Added to NRS by 1985, 2026)Ñ(Substituted in revision for NRS 598.791)