17:18-19 Definitions relative to vehicle protection product warranties.
1.As used in this act:
"Administrator" means a third party, other than the warrantor, who is designated by the warrantor to be responsible for the administration of vehicle protection product warranties.
"Incidental costs" means losses and expenses that are specified in the vehicle protection product warranty and are incurred by the warranty holder relating to the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform as provided in the warranty. Incidental costs may include, but are not limited to, insurance policy deductibles, rental vehicle charges, the difference between the actual value of the stolen vehicle at the time of theft and the cost of a replacement vehicle, sales taxes, registration fees, transaction fees and mechanical inspection fees.
"Vehicle protection product" means a vehicle protection device, system or service that:
(a)is installed on or applied to a vehicle;
(b)is designed to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause or to facilitate the recovery of the vehicle after it has been stolen; and
(c)includes a written warranty by a warrantor that provides if the vehicle protection product fails to prevent loss or damage to a vehicle from a specific cause or to facilitate the recovery of the vehicle after it has been stolen, the warranty holder shall be paid specified incidental costs by the warrantor as a result of the failure of the vehicle protection product to perform pursuant to the terms of the warranty.
The term does not include a vehicle protection device, system, or service that is installed on or applied to a vehicle by the vehicle manufacturer at the vehicle assembly facility. Vehicle protection products include, but are not limited to, alarm systems, body part marking products, steering locks, window etch products, pedal and ignition locks, fuel and ignition kill switches and electronic, radio and satellite tracking devices.
"Vehicle protection product warrantor" or "warrantor" means a person who is contractually obligated to the warranty holder under the terms of the vehicle protection product warranty. Warrantor does not include a licensed or eligible insurer.
"Warranty reimbursement insurance policy" means a policy of insurance issued to a vehicle protection product warrantor to provide reimbursement to the warrantor under the terms of the insured warrantor's vehicle protection product warranty, and to pay on behalf of the warrantor, in the event of the warrantor's nonperformance, all covered obligations incurred by the warrantor under the terms of the warrantor's vehicle protection product warranty. A licensed or eligible insurer that has filed its policy form with the Department of Banking and Insurance shall issue the warranty reimbursement insurance policy.
L.2007, c.166, s.1.
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