§ 20-351 Purpose
§ 20-351.1 Definitions
§ 20-351.2 Require repairs; when mileage warranty begins to accrue
§ 20-351.3 Replacement or refund; disclosure requirement
§ 20-351.4 Affirmative defenses
§ 20-351.5 Presumption
§ 20-351.6 Civil action by the Attorney General
§ 20-351.7 Civil action by the consumer
§ 20-351.8 Remedies
§ 20-351.9 Dealership liability
§ 20-351.10 Preservation of other remedies
§ 20-351.11 Manufacturer’s warranty for State motor vehicles that operate on diesel fuel

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 20 > Article 15A

  • Agency: means the North Carolina Housing Finance agency. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-282
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Consumer: means the purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, or lessee from a commercial lender, lessor, or from a manufacturer or dealer, of a motor vehicle, and any other person entitled by the terms of an express warranty to enforce the obligations of that warranty. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-351.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Manufacturer: means any person or corporation, resident or nonresident, who manufactures or assembles or imports or distributes new motor vehicles which are sold in the State of North Carolina. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-351.1
  • Motor vehicle: includes a motor vehicle as defined in G. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-351.1
  • New motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle for which a certificate of origin, as required by G. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-351.1
  • Person: Any individual, corporation, partnership, association, unit of government, or other legal entity. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-119.1
  • Persons: means any individual, partnership, firm, corporation, company, cooperative, association, society, trust or any other business unit or entity, including any state or federal agency. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-279.32A
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • State: means the State of North Carolina or any agency or instrumentality thereof. See North Carolina General Statutes 20-279.32A
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.