2017 ORS 646A.490¹
Additional prohibited actions
  • reassembly required
  • copies

(1) A vehicle repair shop may not:

(a) Charge a person for work not performed on a motor vehicle even if the work is shown on an estimate for which the vehicle repair shop has obtained an authorization from the owner or the owner’s designee.

(b) Provide or install used parts or any component system composed of new and used parts if an estimate prepared under ORS 646A.482 (Estimate required before beginning work) indicates that the vehicle repair shop will use new parts or component systems in work performed on the motor vehicle.

(c) Knowingly provide or install, without disclosing to the owner or the owner’s designee, a used or reconditioned part.

(2) A vehicle repair shop shall:

(a) Reassemble, if all necessary parts are available, approximately within the time indicated on an estimate prepared under ORS 646A.482 (Estimate required before beginning work) (2), a motor vehicle that the vehicle repair shop has disassembled or from which the vehicle repair shop has removed parts in order to evaluate the condition of the motor vehicle.

(b) Maintain for not less than one year, in electronic or printed form, legible copies of all documents required or provided under ORS 646A.480 (Definitions for ORS 646A.480 to 646A.495) to 646A.495 (Owner designee). [2009 c.133 §4]

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).
 
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