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Maryland Code, Commercial Law § 14-1401

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(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b)(1) “Adjustment program” means a program or policy:

(i) That expands or extends a warranty beyond its stated limit;  or

(ii) Under which a manufacturer undertakes or offers to pay or reimburse a consumer, whether directly or indirectly, for all or a part of the cost of repairing a condition that may substantially affect the durability, reliability, or performance of a motor vehicle.

(2) “Adjustment program” does not include:

(i) Service provided under a safety or emissions related recall campaign;  or

(ii) Adjustments made by a manufacturer on a case-by-case basis.

(c) “Consumer” means:

(1) The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a new motor vehicle;

(2) A lessee of a motor vehicle;

(3) A person to whom a new motor vehicle is transferred during the duration of the warranty applicable to the motor vehicle;  or

(4) A person who is entitled under the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.

(d) “Dealer” means a person who sells or leases motor vehicles under a retail agreement with a manufacturer or distributor, or an agent of a manufacturer or distributor.

(e) “Lessee” means a consumer who leases a motor vehicle under a written lease that provides that the lessee is responsible for repairs to the motor vehicle.

(f) “Manufacturer” means a person who:

(1) Manufactures or assembles new motor vehicles for sale or distribution;  or

(2) Is engaged in the business of importing new motor vehicles for sale or distribution to dealers or through distributors or factory branches.

(g) “Motor vehicle” means a vehicle that:

(1) Is used for the private transportation of individuals and their personal belongings;  and

(2) Has a maximum capacity of 10 individuals, including the driver.

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