ORS 12.278
Action against manufacturer of certain pickup trucks


(1)

A civil action against a manufacturer of pickup trucks for injury or damage resulting from a fire caused by rupture of a sidesaddle gas tank in a vehicle collision, including any product liability action under ORS 30.900 (“Product liability civil action” defined) to 30.920 (When seller or lessor of product liable) and any action based on negligence, must be commenced not later than two years after the injury or damage occurs. A civil action against a manufacturer of pickup trucks for death resulting from a fire caused by rupture of a sidesaddle gas tank in a vehicle collision, including any product liability action under ORS 30.900 (“Product liability civil action” defined) to 30.920 (When seller or lessor of product liable) and any action based on negligence, must be commenced not later than three years after the death.

(2)

A civil action against a manufacturer of pickup trucks for death, injury or damage resulting from a fire caused by rupture of a sidesaddle gas tank in a vehicle collision is not subject to ORS 12.115 (Action for negligent injury to person or property), 30.020 (Action for wrongful death), 30.905 (Time limitation for commencement of action) or any other statute of limitation or statute of ultimate repose in Oregon Revised Statutes.

(3)

For the purposes of this section, “sidesaddle gas tank” means a gas tank mounted outside of the side rails of the frame of a pickup truck. [1995 c.55 §2; 2009 c.485 §5]

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