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1.9.1.5 Statutory Warranties

A few states by statute create minimum warranties for used car sales.442 About half the states have also enacted manufactured home warranty statutes that establish minimum warranties for manufacturers and, in some cases, for manufactured home dealers.443 In addition, a number of states have enacted statutory warranties for new homes or condominiums.444

All states have enacted new car lemon laws. While new car lemon laws are often described as statutory warranties, these laws generally provide little warranty protection not offered by the manufacturer’s written warranty, but instead provide remedies for breach of those warranties.445

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