Maine Revised Statutes

§1164. Affirmative defense

It is an affirmative defense to any claim under this chapter that: [1983, c. 145, (NEW).]

1. Lack of impairment.  An alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use, safety or value of the motor vehicle; or
[ 1985, c. 220, §4 (AMD) .]
2. Abuse.  A nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modifications or alterations of a motor vehicle by anyone other than the manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers since delivery to the consumer.
[ 1983, c. 145, (NEW) .]
1983, c. 145, (NEW). 1985, c. 220, §4 (AMD).