Oregon Statutes - Chapter 646A - Trade Regulation - Section 646A.318 - Warranty claims; processing.

(1) A supplier shall approve or disapprove a warranty claim in writing within 30 calendar days of the supplierís receipt of the claim.

(2) If a supplier does not approve or disapprove a warranty claim in writing within 30 calendar days of the supplierís receipt of the claim, the supplier shall pay the claim within 60 calendar days of receipt of the claim.

(3) A supplier that approves a warranty claim shall pay the claim within 30 calendar days of the claimís approval.

(4) A supplier that disapproves a warranty claim shall, in the writing required by subsection (1) of this section, notify the retailer of the reasons for the disapproval.

(5) If a supplier disapproves a warranty claim because the retailer failed to comply with procedures for submitting the claim prescribed by the retailer agreement, the retailer may resubmit the claim within 30 calendar days of the retailerís receipt of the supplierís disapproval.

(6) A supplier may not disapprove a warranty claim as untimely if the claim covers service or parts provided while a retailer agreement was in effect.

(7)(a) For one year after payment of a warranty claim, the supplier may audit records that support the claim.

(b) A supplier may not audit a record that supports a claim more than one year after paying the claim unless an audit has disclosed that the retailer submitted a false claim.

(c) A supplier may:

(A) Adjust a claim paid in error;

(B) Require a retailer to return payment made on a false claim; and

(C) If the retailer owes an amount to the supplier, credit the amount of a claim to the retailerís account. [Formerly 646.454]

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