Lawsuits based on this Act must be brought within one year of the warranty period`s expiration OR within 18 months from the time the consumer received the vehicle OR within 90 days after the end of an informal dispute settlement procedure. If a consumer wins an action based on this Act, he may, as part of the judgment, be allowed to recover costs and expenses (including attorney`s fees) related to the lawsuit. But if a consumer is found to bring a claim under this Act in bad faith or for harassment purposes, that consumer may be liable for all court costs resulting from the claim.
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