Chapter 09 - Motor Vehicle Information

Chapter 09 - Motor Vehicle Information

22.0901 Definitions.

(a) “Vehicle” means any passenger car or other automobile or truck whether used for commercial, public, or private purposes.

(b) “New vehicle” means a vehicle the title to which has never been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an original purchaser.

(c) “Dealer” means any person, group of persons, or business organization of any kind engaged in the sale or distribution of new vehicles to the original purchaser.

(d) “Original purchaser” means the first person, other than a dealer acting as a dealer, who purchases the new vehicles for purposes other than resale.

22.0902 Disclosure document-Information required.

(a) Every new vehicle sold to an original purchaser in the Territory must have affixed to a side window prior to the sale a disclosure document which contains the following information regarding that new vehicle:

(1) certification that the motor vehicle conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards, as established under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1381, et seq.;

(2) make, model, serial number, and other identification numbers provided by the manufacturer;

(3) the name and location of business of the dealer to whom the car was delivered.

(4) the method of transportation of the new vehicle from the manufacturer to the dealer;

(5) the amounts charged by the manufacturer for:

(A) each accessory or optional item which is attached to the car upon delivery to the dealer: and

(B) transportation of the new vehicle to the location of the dealer;

(6) the retail price suggested for the new vehicle by the manufacturer, not including amounts listed in paragraph (4): and

(7) the total of the amounts charged under paragraphs (4) and (5).

22.0903 Enforcement and penalty.

(a) This chapter shall be enforced by the Director of the Consumer Protection Bureau. The Director is authorized to bring civil actions to enjoin violations of this chapter and recover money damages for such violations.

(b) Any dealer who sells a new vehicle in the Territory to an original purchaser without the disclosure document or all of the information required by 22.0902 is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. Each new vehicle sold in violation of this chapter constitutes a separate offense.

22.0904 Effective date.

In order to provide dealers in the Territory a fair opportunity to obtain for present new vehicles and order for future new vehicles the disclosure document, this act will take effect 120 days after approval by the Governor.