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Vehicle Code - VEH

DIVISION 5. OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS [11100 - 12217]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Manufacturers, Transporters, Dealers, and Salesmen [11700 - 11909]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 1.1. Consumer Automotive Recall Safety Act [11750 - 11762]
  ( Article 1.1 added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 682, Sec. 4. )

  
11752.  

As used in this article, the following definitions apply:

(a) The term “dealer” has the same meaning as in Section 285.

(b) (1) A “manufacturer’s recall” is a recall conducted pursuant to Sections 30118 to 30120, inclusive, of Title 49 of the United States Code.

(2) A manufacturer’s recall does not include a service campaign or emission recall when the vehicle manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not issued a recall notice to owners of affected vehicles, pursuant to Section 30118 of Title 49 of the United States Code.

(c) A “personal vehicle sharing program” has the same meaning as defined in Section 11580.24 of the Insurance Code.

(d) A “recall database” is a database from which an individual may obtain vehicle identification number (VIN) specific manufacturer’s recall information relevant to a specific vehicle.

(1) For a vehicle manufacturer that is not subject to the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 31301 of the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 112-141), a recall database is one of the following:

(A) The recall data on a vehicle manufacturer’s Internet Web site for a specific vehicle’s line-make.

(B) The recall data in a vehicle manufacturer’s internal system that provides information to its franchisees on vehicles subject to recall.

(C) The recall data in subparagraph (A) or (B) that is contained in a commercially available vehicle history system.

(2) For a vehicle manufacturer that is subject to the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 31301 of the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (Public Law 112-141), a recall database shall include, at a minimum, the recall information required pursuant to Section 573.15 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(e) A “recall database report” is a report, specific to a vehicle that is identified by its VIN, containing information obtained from a recall database.

(f) A “rental car company” is a person or entity in the business of renting passenger vehicles to the public in California.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 591, Sec. 1. (AB 2873) Effective January 1, 2019.)