Missouri has a relatively negative set of Lemon Laws. The number
of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is high, the repair period is relatively short and the definition of vehicles covered is rather narrow. However, Missouri does provide for a more rapid escalation if the defect is a serious safety defect.
Missouri Lemon Law Rating: 2 (Slightly Negative- favors the manufacturer)
- All vehicles sold or leased in Missouri that are used for personal or family purposes. The law requires that the vehicle be sold with warranty provisions.
- Includes the motorized section of motor homes
- Excludes motorcycles, mopeds and off-road vehicles
What constitutes a "lemon":
- Four unsucessful repair attempts (plus one last attempt after the manufacturer has been notified)
- One unsuccessful repair attempt for a serious safety defect (plus one last attempt after the manufacturer has been notified).
- 30 business days out of service
- The express written warranty or one year of ownership.
What to do if you suspect you have a lemon in Missouri:
- Immediately draft a letter to the manufacturer of your automobile
informing them of the defects you are experiencing. That notification letter must be sent via certified mail
- You will be required to give the manufacturer one last attempt to repair the vehicle.
- Ensure that you save ALL documentation related to your automobile
Lemon Laws in Other States