Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act


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Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1975, that gave the Federal Trade Commission the authority to enforce warranties on consumer goods. The Act does not require goods to carry warranties, but rather states that companies must honor the warranties that they issue.
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In 1975, the United States Congress passed the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (hereafter MMWA).
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, although utilized commonly in warranty disputes involving automobiles, is a federal statute providing remedies in consumer disputes and foreseeably applies to construction cases, provided the criteria under the act are met.
Plaintiff is seeking relief under the Oregon Lemon Law and the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Consumers purchasing "lemons" can seek legal remedies under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act or the Uniform Commercial Code.
Using its state's lemon law, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled that car lessees may sue for breach of warranty under the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA).
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is the federal law governing written warranties on consumer products and is overseen by the Federal Trade Commission.
If you live in a state that doesn't have strong lemon laws, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal law that applies to defective vehicles.
How much do you know about the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and its records retention implications?
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (22) (MMWA) states that when a supplier (23) provides a "written warranty" or enters into a "service contract," and the MMWA otherwise applies, that party cannot disclaim implied warranties.
federal and state consumer protection laws, such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, do not apply.
The Federal Trade Commission Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 delineates guidelines for development of written warranties.
Currently, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act does not included explicit disclosure rules and wording guidelines for extended warranties.