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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 320
MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES
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F.S. 320.6407
320.6407 Recall notices under franchise agreements; compensation.
(1) As provided in subsection (3), a licensee that has entered into a franchise agreement with a motor vehicle dealer must compensate the motor vehicle dealer for a used motor vehicle:
(a) That is of the same make and model manufactured, imported, or distributed by the licensee;
(b) That is subject to a recall notice issued by the licensee or an authorized governmental agency, including a recall notice issued before July 1, 2017, regardless of whether the vehicle is identified by its vehicle identification number;
(c) That is held by the motor vehicle dealer in the dealer’s inventory at the time the recall notice is issued or that is taken by the motor vehicle dealer into the dealer’s inventory after the recall notice as a result of a retail consumer trade-in or a lease return to the dealer inventory in accordance with an applicable lease contract;
(d) That cannot be repaired due to the unavailability, within 30 days after issuance of the recall notice, of a remedy or parts necessary for the motor vehicle dealer to make the recall repair; and
(e) For which the licensee has not issued a written statement to the motor vehicle dealer indicating that the used motor vehicle may be sold or delivered to a retail customer before completion of the recall repair. The purpose of such written statement is to provide notice to the motor vehicle dealer that the vehicle may be sold or delivered based solely on the specific recall notice and is not intended to address any other aspect of the vehicle unrelated to the recall notice.
(2) The licensee shall pay the required compensation within 30 days after the motor vehicle dealer’s application for payment. Applications for payment must be submitted monthly, as necessary, through the licensee’s existing warranty application system or another system or process established by the licensee which is not unduly burdensome or which does not require information unnecessary for the payment.
(3) Compensation under this section must be the greater of:
(a) Payment at a rate of at least 1.5 percent per month of the motor vehicle value, as determined by the average Black Book value of the corresponding model year vehicle of average condition, of each eligible used motor vehicle in the motor vehicle dealer’s inventory for each month that the dealer does not receive a remedy and parts to complete the required recall repair. Such payment must be prorated for any period less than 1 month based on the number of days during the month each eligible used motor vehicle is in the motor vehicle dealer’s inventory. Payment shall be calculated from the 31st day after the recall was issued, the 31st day after the vehicle was acquired, or July 1, 2017, whichever is latest.
(b) Payment under a national program applicable to all motor vehicle dealers holding a franchise agreement with the licensee for the motor vehicle dealer’s costs associated with holding the eligible used motor vehicles.
(4) For purposes of this section, a licensee does not include a motorcycle manufacturer, distributor, or importer.
History.s. 2, ch. 2017-141.