Chapter 2. Manufacturer’s Responsibility For Safety Defects of California Vehicle Code >> Division 3.6. >> Chapter 2.
Every manufacturer of a motor vehicle who furnishes
notification to the registered owner of the motor vehicle of any
defect in the motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment which relates
to motor vehicle safety, shall, notwithstanding any limitation in any
warranty relating to the motor vehicle, correct such defect without
charge to the registered owner of the vehicle or, at the manufacturer'
s election, reimburse the registered owner for the cost of making
The manufacturer of such motor vehicle shall not be liable for the
cost of such correction if the registered owner of the motor vehicle
does not seek to have the correction made within 45 days after
receipt of the notification or within the warranty period of the
motor vehicle, whichever is longer.