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  • NJ A2612
  • Requires consumer notification of vehicle warranty for aftermarket and recycled parts.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires a new motor vehicle dealer to provide a purchaser with a written statement summarizing vehicle warranty coverage for aftermarket and recycled parts. Specifically, the bill requires a dealer to provide a new vehicle buyer with a written statement, on a separate piece of paper and printed in both the English and Spanish languages in not less than 10-point boldface type, with the following notice: "The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. 2301 et seq., makes it illegal for motor vehicle manufacturers or dealers to void a motor vehicle warranty or deny coverage under the motor vehicle warranty simply because an aftermarket or recycled part was installed or used on the vehicle or simply because someone other than the dealer performed service on the vehicle. It is illegal for a manufacturer or dealer to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part. If it turns out that an aftermarket or recycled part was itself defective or wasn't installed correctly and it causes damage to another part that is covered under the warranty, the manufacturer or dealer has the right to deny coverage for that part and charge you for any repairs. The Federal Trade Commission requires the manufacturer or dealer to show that the aftermarket or recycled part caused the need for repairs before denying warranty coverage." The notification requirements are substantively identical to those in the recently enacted Connecticut law, Public Act No. 15-230. Failure to comply with the notification provisions in this bill would be an unlawful practice under the consumer fraud act, P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.). An unlawful practice is punishable by a monetary penalty of not more than $10,000 for a first offense and not more than $20,000 for any subsequent offense. Additionally, a violation can result in cease and desist orders issued by the Attorney General, the assessment of punitive damages, and the awarding of treble damages and costs to the injured.
Commerce, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Passed Assembly
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee  (on 6/22/2017)

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (59-12-4)
6/12/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/12/2017 Assembly Consumer Affairs Hearing (19:00 6/12/2017 )
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 59 12 9
Detail 6/12/2017 Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee: Reported with Amendments 4 0 1