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What is a Lemon Under Missouri Lemon Law?

Missouri Lemon Law covers new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, and trucks that are purchased in Missouri and that have not been previously registered or titled. It also covers demonstrators and lease-purchase vehicles that have not been previously registered or titled, as well as the chassis of an RV. In order to be considered a "lemon," the vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • Does not conform to the manufacturer's express warranty
  • Has substantial defects affecting the use, safety or value of the vehicle
  • Has manufacturer's defects that occurred during the first year from the delivery date or before the expiration of the manufacturer's warranty (whichever period ends first)
  • Has been taken in four times for the same problem or has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 business days
  • The manufacturer or dealer has been notified in writing of the defect and has been given a final opportunity to repair it
  • The owner has participated in the manufacturer's informal dispute resolution process
  • Is driven primarily for personal, family, or household purposes

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