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  • Summary date: Apr 20 2021 - View Summary

    Amends Article 15A, New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act, of GS Chapter 20 as follows. Adds that forĀ a new motor vehicle that is an emergency vehicle, this Article requires the manufacturer, co-manufacturer, and post-manufacturing modifier to correct defects covered under warranty that are identified and reported within a specified period. Adds and defines the term emergency vehicle as a fire department vehicle, law enforcement vehicle, or ambulance designed and equipped with specialized equipment for responding to an emergency and owned, leased, or used by an authorized entity (an agency of the State, a municipality, or a county, or a volunteer fire department or volunteer rescue squad) for responding to an emergency. Adds and defines the terms co-manufacturer, post-manufacturing modifier, and warranty. Amends the definition of manufacturer by adding that with respect to an emergency vehicle, this term includes within its meaning a co-manufacturer and post-manufacturing modifier. Makes conforming changes to the definition of motor vehicle. Makes additional technical and clarifying changes throughout the Article; makes language gender-neutral. Effective July 1, 2021.