2011 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 57: Trade Practices and Regulations
Article 16A: Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance, 57-16A-1 through 57-16A-9
Section 57-16A-4: Affirmative defenses.

NM Stat § 57-16A-4 (1996 through 1st Sess 50th Legis) What's This?

57-16A-4. Affirmative defenses.

It shall be an affirmative defense to any claim under the Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act that:

A. an alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use and market value of the motor vehicle;

B. a nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the motor vehicle;

C. a claim by a consumer was not filed in good faith; or

D. any other affirmative defense allowed by law.

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