Missouri Lemon Law
The Missouri Lemon Law protects purchasers of defective cars and trucks, as well as certain recreational vehicles (“RV’s”). Specifically, the Missouri Lemon Law covers any new motor vehicle that meets the following qualifications:
- It is primarily used for personal, family or household purposes. The law does not apply to commercial or strictly business vehicles.
- It has at least one defect or nonconformity that has substantially impaired its use, value or safety.
Manufacturers of cars, trucks and certain RV’s are legally required to repair any defect that presents itself in a consumer’s new motor vehicle within a reasonable number of repair attempts. Under Missouri Lemon Law, a “reasonable number of attempts” means either one (or both) of the following:
- The new motor vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer at least four times for the same defect within the first year after its purchase, or before the expiration of the manufacturer’s warranty (whichever comes first); OR
- The vehicle was out of service as a result of its repairs and defects for thirty or more business days within the first year after its purchase, or before the expiration of the manufacturer’s warranty (whichever comes first).
Our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases for Missouri consumers who purchased or leased defective vehicles. If you are not sure about whether your vehicle is a lemon, our Missouri Lemon Law attorneys can assist you and answer any questions that you have.What Will the Manufacturer do for Me if My Vehicle is a Lemon Vehicle?
If you have a lemon vehicle in Missouri, you are entitled to have the manufacturer repurchase the vehicle or replace it with a new one. As an alternative, you might be entitled to be paid a “cash-and-keep” settlement, wherein you would receive monetary compensation based on the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its defects and repairs.
Eli is a Missouri car buyer who sought our assistance because he was having brake problems with his brand new Ford F-150. Eli took his F-150 to an authorized Ford dealer on multiple occasions, and it was out of service for almost 90 days days due to its defects and warranty repairs. Eli was in need of a Missouri consumer attorney that focused on Lemon Law cases, and ultimately agreed to have our law firm represent him. Throughout the course of his case we tried to settle the case directly with Ford, and after just a few months, we were able to procure a reasonable settlement for him, and Ford also paid our attorneys’ fees.
Even if your vehicle does not technically fall under the Lemon Law statute, you might still be entitled to receive monetary compensation under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal lemon law that applies to any defective product that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. This law also requires the manufacturer to pay your attorneys’ fees, so we do not have to charge our clients for our services.Why Should I Choose the Weisberg Consumer Law Group to Be My Lemon Law Attorneys?
Eli is just one of the thousands of consumers that our firm has represented all across the country. Our experienced Missouri Lemon Law attorneys will guide you every step of the way, and work with you directly to get the best possible result and resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Missouri Lemon Law case review.