N.Y. General Business Law Section 697-D
New farm equipment bill of rights


A supplier shall provide the following notice, entitled “New Farm Equipment Bill of Rights” along with a written copy of the provisions of this article, to its authorized dealers in this state, and the dealer shall provide such bill of rights to each consumer at the time of purchase or lease of farm equipment. Such notice shall be printed in conspicuous ten point bold face type. NEW FARM EQUIPMENT BILL OF RIGHTS (1) IN ADDITION TO ANY WARRANTIES PROVIDED FOR YOUR FARM EQUIPMENT, YOUR NEW FARM EQUIPMENT, PURCHASED WITHIN OR OUTSIDE OF THIS STATE, IS WARRANTED AGAINST ALL MATERIAL DEFECTS FOR ONE YEAR.

(2)

YOU MUST REPORT ANY PROBLEMS TO THE WARRANTOR OR ITS DEALER IN WRITING WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD. ALTHOUGH, IF IN THE LAST THIRTY DAYS OF THE WARRANTY, YOU ARE ONLY ABLE TO PROVIDE A VERBAL NOTICE, YOU WILL HAVE UP TO THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE WARRANTY TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN NOTICE.

(3)

A WARRANTOR OR A DEALER MAY NOT CHARGE FOR THE PARTS OR LABOR INVOLVED IN THE REPAIR OF THE DEFECT WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD.

(4)

IF THE SAME PROBLEM CANNOT BE REPAIRED AFTER FOUR ATTEMPTS DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD; OR IF YOUR EQUIPMENT IS OUT OF SERVICE TO REPAIR A PROBLEM FOR A TOTAL OF THIRTY DAYS DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD; OR IF THE SUPPLIER OR ITS DEALER REFUSES TO REPAIR A SUBSTANTIAL DEFECT OR CONDITION WITHIN TWENTY DAYS OF RECEIPT OF WRITTEN NOTICE SENT BY YOU TO THE SUPPLIER; THEN YOU MAY BE ENTITLED, AT YOUR OPTION, TO EITHER COMPARABLE FARM EQUIPMENT OR A REFUND OF YOUR PURCHASE PRICE FROM THE WARRANTOR, MINUS A USE ALLOWANCE.

(5)

A WARRANTOR MAY DENY LIABILITY IF THE PROBLEM IS CAUSED BY ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS OF THE EQUIPMENT.

(6)

A WARRANTOR MAY REFUSE TO EXCHANGE COMPARABLE EQUIPMENT OR REFUND YOUR PURCHASE PRICE IF THE PROBLEM DOES NOT SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIR THE VALUE, SAFETY OR USE OF YOUR FARM EQUIPMENT.

(7)

IF THE WARRANTOR DOES NOT HAVE AN ARBITRATION PROCEDURE, YOU MAY RESORT TO ANY REMEDY BY LAW AND MAY BE ENTITLED TO YOUR ATTORNEY’S FEES IF YOU PREVAIL.

(8)

NO CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT CAN VOID ANY OF THESE RIGHTS.

(9)

AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ARBITRATION PROCEDURE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WARRANTOR, YOU MAY INSTEAD CHOOSE TO SUBMIT YOUR CLAIM TO AN INDEPENDENT ARBITRATOR, APPROVED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY A FEE FOR SUCH AN ARBITRATION. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CONSUMER OFFICE OR ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE TO FIND OUT HOW TO ARRANGE FOR INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION.

Source: Section 697-D — New farm equipment bill of rights, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/697-D (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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