• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Administrator” means a third party, other than the warrantor, who is designated by the warrantor to be responsible for the administration of vehicle protection product warranties;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 56-55-102

      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • Incidental costs: means expenses specified in the warranty, incurred by the warranty holder, related to the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform as provided in the warranty. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • Person: means any association, aggregate of individuals, business, company, corporation, individual, joint-stock company, Lloyds-type organization, organization, partnership, receiver, reciprocal or interinsurance exchange, trustee or society. See Tennessee Code 56-16-102
      • Vehicle protection product: includes , but is not limited to, alarm systems, body part marking products, steering locks, window etch products, pedal and ignition locks, fuel and ignition kill switches, and electronic, radio, and satellite tracking devices. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • warrantor: means a person who is contractually obligated to the warranty holder under the terms of the vehicle protection product warranty agreement. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • warranty: means a written agreement by a warrantor that provides that, if the vehicle protection product fails to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause, then the warranty holder shall be paid specified incidental costs by the warrantor as a result of the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform pursuant to the terms of the warranty. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • Warranty holder: means the person who purchases a vehicle protection product or who is a permitted transferee. See Tennessee Code 56-55-102
      • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

      (2) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of commerce and insurance;

    • (3) “Incidental costs” means expenses specified in the warranty, incurred by the warranty holder, related to the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform as provided in the warranty. Incidental costs may include, but not be limited to, insurance policy deductibles, rental vehicle charges, the difference between the actual value of the stolen vehicle at the time of theft and the cost of a replacement vehicle, sales taxes, registration fees, transaction fees, and mechanical inspection fees;

    • (4)

      • (A) “Vehicle protection product” means a vehicle protection device, system, or service that:

        • (i) Is installed on or applied to a vehicle;

        • (ii) Is designed to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause; and

        • (iii) Includes a written warranty;

      • (B) “Vehicle protection product” includes, but is not limited to, alarm systems, body part marking products, steering locks, window etch products, pedal and ignition locks, fuel and ignition kill switches, and electronic, radio, and satellite tracking devices;

    • (5) “Vehicle protection product warrantor” or “warrantor” means a person who is contractually obligated to the warranty holder under the terms of the vehicle protection product warranty agreement. “Warrantor” does not include an authorized insurer;

    • (6) “Vehicle protection product warranty” or “warranty” means a written agreement by a warrantor that provides that, if the vehicle protection product fails to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause, then the warranty holder shall be paid specified incidental costs by the warrantor as a result of the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform pursuant to the terms of the warranty;

    • (7) “Warranty holder” means the person who purchases a vehicle protection product or who is a permitted transferee; and

    • (8) “Warranty reimbursement insurance policy” means a policy of insurance that is issued to the vehicle protection product warrantor to provide reimbursement to the warrantor, or to pay on behalf of the warrantor, all covered contractual obligations incurred by the warrantor under the terms and conditions of the insured vehicle protection product warranties sold by the warrantor.