Lemon laws, or motor vehicle warranty laws, differ state-to-state. In Missouri, these laws only cover new and lease-purchased vehicles, excluding used cars, mopeds, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles, with the exception of a handful of car parts within these vehicles. If you were the purchaser of the vehicle, or someone covered by the warranty, you likely can benefit from these lemon laws if the vehicle is nonconforming. If the vehicle is nonconforming, you must send written notice to the manufacturer.
Unless the manufacturer can show that the consumer caused the nonconformity through alterations, neglect, or abuse, the manufacturer will be held responsible for repairs. In Missouri, if the manufacturer has had a reasonable number of attempts to repair the vehicle with no results, you will be able to request them to repurchase or replace the vehicle. A reasonable number of attempts is set at four, or thirty working days, which is specific to Missouri.
Below, you can download the printable PDF of Missouri’s lemon laws. If you have any questions about lemon laws or want to know if you are entitled to compensation, call 1-800-875-3666 or send a message to Krohn & Moss Consumer Law Center to speak to an attorney.