Motor Homes, RVs, and Offroad Vehicles

What is the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act?

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. §2301 et seq. (“MMWA”) is a federal law (basically a federal Lemon Law) that applies to all consumer product written warranties (including Motor Vehicle, Boat, and RV/Motor Home warranties).  In some instances, the MMWA incorporates State warranty law for limited written warranties and implied warranties. For a majority of States across the nation, a product warranty is breached under the MMWA if defect repairs are untimely, repetitive, or unreasonably numerous.   

What can I get for a breach of warranty claim?

The main remedy for a limited warranty breach of the vehicle is diminution in value damages instead of a refund or replacement. Diminution of value means that a vehicle was not worth what was paid for it at the time of purchase (the sales price) because of its defects. Basically, you should get some of your money back from the manufacturer because you did not get the new vehicle value you paid for, but instead got the equivalent of a used worn down vehicle that should have cost substantially less.    

Can my MMWA Breach of Warranty Case be Settled Out of Court?

Fortunately, the vast majority of RV/Motor Home, and Offroad Vehicle MMWA cases are settled out of court without any lawsuit being filed.  Please make a submission on our FREE CASE REVIEW page and we will contact you to discuss your breach of warranty case. If we cannot assist you or do not practice where you reside, we may be able to help you locate counsel.  

This video explains what other warranty laws apply to vehicles that are not covered by the Arizona Lemon Law and how you can still be compensated.