2017 ORS 646A.480¹
Definitions for ORS 646A.480 to 646A.495

As used in ORS 646A.480 (Definitions for ORS 646A.480 to 646A.495) to 646A.495 (Owner designee):

(1)(a) “Motor vehicle” means a self-propelled device, other than a motor home, that is used:

(A) To transport persons or property upon a public highway; and

(B) For personal, family or household purposes.

(b) “Motor vehicle” does not include a motor vehicle owned as part of a fleet and maintained under the terms of a maintenance contract.

(2) “Owner” means an individual who has legal authority or apparent legal authority to make decisions concerning the maintenance or repair of a motor vehicle.

(3) “Owner’s designee” means an individual who received permission in accordance with ORS 646A.495 (Owner designee) to make decisions concerning the repair or maintenance of a motor vehicle.

(4)(a) “Vehicle repair shop” means an individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other business entity that in exchange for payment evaluates the condition of, maintains or repairs a motor vehicle.

(b) “Vehicle repair shop” does not include a motor vehicle body and frame repair shop, as defined in ORS 746.275 (Definitions for ORS 746.275 to 746.300). [2009 c.133 §1]

Law Review Cita­tions

52 WLR 451 (2016)

(formerly 646.315 to 646.375)

Notes of Decisions

Where purchaser fails to provide notice of condi­tion requiring repair, presump­tion does not arise that repair time exceeding 30 business days demonstrates inability of manufacturer to conform vehicle. Pavel v. Winnebago Industries, Inc., 127 Or App 16, 870 P2d 856 (1994)

Repair time exceeding 30 business days as evidence of inability to conform vehicle applies only to presently existing defect. Pavel v. Winnebago Industries, Inc., 127 Or App 16, 870 P2d 856 (1994)

Law Review Cita­tions

19 WLR 329 (1983)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 646A—Trade Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors646A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 646A, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano646A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.