325F.664 NEW MOTOR VEHICLE DAMAGE DISCLOSURES.
Subdivision 1. Definition.
For the purposes of this section, the term "new motor vehicle"
means a motor vehicle as defined in section
80E.03, subdivision 7
, including vehicles driven
for demonstration purposes.
Subd. 2. Disclosure of damage exceeding four percent of retail price.
(a) Before the
sale of a new motor vehicle, a dealer must disclose and describe to the buyer, in a clear and
conspicuous written statement and orally in the course of the sales presentation, any damage to
the vehicle of which the dealer had actual knowledge, if the dealer's cost of repairs exceeded four
percent of the manufacturer's suggested retail price, or $500, whichever is greater.
(b) A manufacturer, distributor, or importer must disclose and describe to its franchised
dealers, in a clear and conspicuous written statement, any repaired damage exceeding four percent
of the manufacturer's suggested retail price, or $500, whichever is greater.
(c) Damaged or stolen glass, tires, wheels, bumpers, radios, and in-dash audio components
are excluded from the disclosure requirements of this subdivision if the damaged or stolen parts
are replaced with identical manufacturer's original equipment.
History: 1989 c 188 s 5