OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE
|A new motor vehicle, primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes. Does not include commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles or recreational vehicles.
||4 repair attempts or 30 business days out of service
||Warranty period or 1 year, first to occur.
Missouri Lemon Law Statute (Do on-page search for 407.560)
Missouri Attorney General - Lemon Law Info
MISSOURI LEMON LAW
The Lemon Law protects new-vehicle buyers by enforcing
the manufacturer’s expressed warranty. Also included are
demonstrators, or lease-purchase vehicles if a manufacturer’s
warranty was issued as a condition of the sale. Exempt are
commercial and off-road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles and
the non-chassis portion of recreational vehicles. The law
applies while the vehicle is under the manufacturer’s expressed
warranty or up to one year after the date of delivery, whichever
A vehicle may be a “lemon” if:
Owners must report problems or defects in writing to the
manufacturer. The manufacturer is allowed a “reasonable
number of attempts” to correct the problem.
- It has been in the repair shop for the same problem four or
more times without correction.
- It has been out of service for 30 or more working days since
If the problem can’t be fixed in a reasonable number of
attempts, the manufacturer can offer a cash refund or a vehicle
of comparable value.
Dealers can deduct a “reasonable
allowance” for customer use of the vehicle if a refund is given.
If the manufacturer disagrees that you have a lemon, you
can submit a complaint according to the manufacturer’s
informal dispute settlement procedure.
The address and phone
number of the manufacturer’s consumer appeals or arbitration
center are in the owner’s manual. During this process the
manufacturer may offer a settlement. You then must decide
whether to accept the offer or go to court under the Lemon
Law to pursue a refund.