SECTION 1. Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after Chapter 93K the following Chapter
New Motor Vehicle Repair Notice regarding repairs and warranties.
Section 1. (a) Each new car dealer, licensed under Section 58 of Chapter 140, at the time the sale of a new motor vehicle, is executed, shall deliver to the purchaser of such new motor vehicle a written statement, printed in not less than ten-point boldface type, as follows:
"The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 USC 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. "
(b) For purposes of this section, an "aftermarket part" is a part that was made by a company other than the vehicle manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer and a "recycled part" is a part that was made for and installed in a new vehicle by the manufacturer or the original equipment manufacturer and later removed from the vehicle and made available for resale or reuse.
(c) In addition to any other remedies that may be available, a violation of this chapter shall be deemed to be an unfair method of competition and an unfair or deceptive act or practice in the conduct of trade or commerce in violation of Section 2 of Chapter 93A.
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