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AB-596 Motor vehicle defects: service bulletins and consumer electronic authorization.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 18, 2019


SECTION 1.

 Section 1795.91 of the Civil Code is amended to read:

1795.91.
 Dealers shall have the following duties:
(a) A dealer shall provide notice to prospective purchasers and lessees that provides information on how to get copies of service bulletins. This notice shall not be construed as an admission by the dealer or manufacturer of the existence or nonexistence of a vehicle defect.
The notice shall be deemed sufficient if posted in the showroom or other area conspicuous to motor vehicle purchasers and written in the following form:

FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES MANUFACTURERS TO FURNISH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) WITH BULLETINS DESCRIBING ANY DEFECTS IN THEIR VEHICLES. THESE BULLETINS ARE NOT RECALLS.

YOU MAY OBTAIN COPIES OF THESE TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FROM THE NHTSA, THE MANUFACTURER (ASK YOUR DEALER FOR THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER), OR

CERTAIN CONSUMER PUBLICATIONS, WHICH PUBLISH THESE BULLETINS. SOME COMPANIES WILL SEND THEM TO YOU, FOR A FEE.

(b) A dealer shall disclose to a consumer seeking repairs for a particular condition at its repair shop, the principal terms and conditions of the manufacturer’s adjustment program covering the condition if the dealer has received a service bulletin concerning the adjustment program.

SEC. 2.

 Section 11755 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

11755.
 Notwithstanding Sections 1633.3 of the Civil Code and Section 9975 of this code, a new motor vehicle dealer may receive electronic authorization from consumers consistent with regulations adopted by the Bureau of Automotive Repair for any repair of a manufacturer recall.