Within the state of Mississippi, lemon laws cover new, used, and lease-purchased motor vehicles sold in the state. It does not cover motorcycles/mopeds and off-road vehicles. The purchaser, as well as anyone covered by the warranty, is protected under Mississippi’s lemon laws. If the vehicle is nonconforming due to a lack of safety or has a default that decreases the market value, it will be covered by the lemon law. However, manufacturers are protected against a nonconformity claim if they can prove that this nonconformity can be traced back to the consumer, whether it be through neglect, alterations, etc.
The manufacturer or agent must repair, repurchase, or replace the vehicle when deemed necessary. Under Mississippi lemon law, if the manufacturer has attempted to repair the vehicle a reasonable number of times (either three separate times or one time spanning fifteen consecutive working days), they are obligated to either repurchase or replace the vehicle.
If you are not sure if you have a lemon or defective car, you can call 1-800-875-3666 or send us a message to speak to an attorney or one of the representatives at Krohn & Moss Consumer Law Center. They can let you know if you are entitled to compensation from the automobile manufacturer or answer any questions you have.