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Incidental damages include, among other things, reasonable expenses for inspecting and transporting the vehicle (e.g., towing expenses), costs to cover alternate transportation (e.g., rental car fees), and hotel expenses, if any. Monetary consequential damages include the value of lost use generally.
A leasing consumer is entitled to a refund of:
Because it is the manufacturer that is responsible for the vehicle, the leasing must recover from the manufacturer, not the lessor. The lessor also may recover from the manufacturer. Remedies available to the lessor are described at G.S. 20351.3(b)(2).
The statute defines a reasonable allowance for use as that amount directly attributable to use by the consumer prior to his first report of the defect to the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer, and during any subsequent period when the vehicle is not out of service because of repair. Reasonable allowance is presumed to be the cash price of the vehicle multiplied by a fraction having as its denominator 100,000 miles and its numerator the number of miles on the vehicle attributed to the consumer. For example, if the cash price of the vehicle was $20,000 and the purchaser or leasing consumer had driven the car 10,000 miles before getting a refund, the owner would be entitled to the full refund, less $20,000 (10,000/100,000), or $2,000.
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