In any action by a consumer who is a lessee against the manufacturer of a motor vehicle, or the manufacturer’s agent or authorized dealer, based upon the alleged breach of an express or implied warranty made in connection with the lease of such motor vehicle pursuant to § 42-179, the lessee shall, at the time of the service of process upon such manufacturer, manufacturer’s agent or authorized dealer, notify the lessor of such motor vehicle of such action by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and such lessor may petition the court to be made a party to the proceedings.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 42-186

  • Consumer: means the purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle, a lessee of a motor vehicle, any person to whom such motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of an express warranty applicable to such motor vehicle, and any person entitled by the terms of such warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-179
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • motor vehicle: means a passenger motor vehicle, a passenger and commercial motor vehicle or a motorcycle, as defined in §. See Connecticut General Statutes 42-179
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.