MCL - Section 445.1943

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE FRANCHISE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 33 of 2009


445.1943 Damage of recreational vehicle before shipment or while in transit; inspection and rejection; unreasonable number of miles on odometer.

Sec. 23.

    (1) All of the following apply if a new recreational vehicle is damaged before it is shipped to a dealer, or is damaged in transit to the dealer and the manufacturer selected the carrier or means of transportation:
    (a) The dealer shall notify the manufacturer of the damage within the time period specified in the dealer agreement and do 1 of the following:
    (i) In the notice, request authorization to replace the components, parts, and accessories damaged, or otherwise correct the damage, from the manufacturer.
    (ii) Reject the recreational vehicle within the time period specified in the dealer agreement.
    (b) If the manufacturer refuses or fails to authorize repair of the damage within 10 days after receiving notice under subdivision (a), or if the dealer rejects the recreational vehicle because of the damage within the time period specified in the dealer agreement, ownership of the recreational vehicle reverts to the manufacturer.
    (c) The dealer shall exercise due care in the custody of the damaged recreational vehicle, but the dealer has no financial or other obligation with respect to that recreational vehicle.
    (2) A dealer agreement shall include a time period for inspection and rejection of damaged recreational vehicles under subsection (1) that is not less than 2 business days after the physical delivery of the recreational vehicle to the dealer.
    (3) If a dealer determines that a new recreational vehicle has an unreasonable number of miles on its odometer at the time it is delivered to the dealer, the dealer may reject that recreational vehicle and ownership of the recreational vehicle reverts to the manufacturer. However, if the number of miles on the odometer is less than the sum of the distance between the dealer and the manufacturer's factory or point of distribution plus 100 miles, the dealer may not consider the number of miles on the odometer unreasonable for purposes of this subsection.


History: 2009, Act 33, Eff. Dec. 1, 2009