Missouri Lemon Law

Lemon vehicles in Missouri can get the squeeze by either the Missouri Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (the federal lemon law), or both. Lemon-aid may include a refund, replacement or diminished value and/or incidental and consequential damages. Attorneys’ fees are also available meaning qualified consumers may receive Missouri lemon law attorney representation at no cost.

And even if your vehicle is too old or has too many miles to qualify under either of these lemon laws, the Truth In Lending Act and/or other related car buying laws may provide an avenue to recover cash damages that can help you trade out or pay for repairs.

Connect here for a free, no obligation Missouri Lemon Law case review. In most instances to qualify under a lemon law your vehicle must only have an unreasonable repair history under the warranty, including (but not limited to) 3-4 repair attempts for the same problem, 6 repairs total on the vehicle, or 30 days out of service by reason of repair.

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Missouri Lemon Law (V.A.M.S. 407.560 to V.A.M.S. 407.579)

Missouri Lemon Law Statutes. V.A.M.S. 407.560. Definitions

As used in sections 407.560 to 407.579, the following terms mean:

(1) “Collateral charges”, those additional charges to a consumer not directly attributable to a manufacturer’s suggested retail price label for the new motor vehicle. For the purposes of sections 407.560 to 407.579, “collateral charges” includes all sales tax, license fees, registration fees, title fees and motor vehicle inspections;
(2) “Comparable motor vehicle”, an identical or reasonably equivalent motor vehicle;
(3) “Consumer”, the purchaser, other than for the purposes of resale, of a new motor vehicle, primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes, and any person to whom such new motor vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during the duration of an express warranty applicable to such new motor vehicle, and any other person entitled by the terms of such warranty to enforce the obligations of the warranty;
(4) “Express warranty”, any written affirmation of the fact or promise made by a manufacturer to a consumer in connection with the sale of new motor vehicles which relates to the nature of the material or workmanship or will meet a specified level of performance over a specified period of time;
(5) “Manufacturer”, any person engaged in the manufacturing or assembling of new motor vehicles as a regular business;
(6) “New motor vehicle”, any motor vehicle being transferred for the first time from a manufacturer, distributor or new vehicle dealer, which has not been registered or titled in this state or any other state and which is offered for sale, barter or exchange by a dealer who is franchised to sell, barter or exchange that particular make of new motor vehicle. The term “new motor vehicle” shall include only those vehicles propelled by power other than muscular power, but the term shall not include vehicles used as a commercial motor vehicle, off-road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles or recreational motor vehicles as defined in section 301.010, except for the chassis, engine, powertrain and component parts of recreational motor vehicles. The term “new motor vehicle” shall also include demonstrators or lease-purchase vehicles as long as a manufacturer’s warranty was issued as a condition of sale.

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Missouri Lemon Law Rights. V.A.M.S. 407.563. Law applicable to breach of new motor vehicles warranties

The provisions of sections 400.2-602 to 400.2-609 shall not apply to sales of new motor vehicles and such sales shall be governed by the provisions of sections 407.560 to 407.579.

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Missouri New Car Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.565. Report of nonconformity required, when–repairs, duty of manufacturer or agent, when

For the purposes of sections 407.560 to 407.579, if a new motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties, and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, or its agent, during the term of such express warranties, or during the period of one year following the date of original delivery of the new motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever period expires earlier, the manufacturer, or its agent, shall make such repairs as are necessary to conform the new vehicle to such express warranties, notwithstanding the fact that such repairs are made after the expiration of such term or such one-year period.

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Missouri Automobile Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.567. Replacement of motor vehicle or refund of purchase price, when–allowance deducted for consumer’s use–reimbursement, when, application for

1. If the manufacturer, through its authorized dealer or its agent, cannot conform the new motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any default or condition which impairs the use, market value, or safety of the new motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall, at its option, either replace the new motor vehicle with a comparable new vehicle acceptable to the consumer, or take title of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price, including all reasonably incurred collateral charges, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer’s use of the vehicle. The subtraction of a reasonable allowance for use shall apply when either a replacement or refund of the new motor vehicle occurs.
2. Refunds shall be made to the consumer and lienholder of record, if any, as their interests may appear.

(1) Upon taking the title to a vehicle under this section, the manufacturer may apply to the department of revenue for a reimbursement equal to any amounts refunded to a consumer for any sales tax, license fees, registration fees, and title fees paid by the consumer as a result of purchasing the vehicle. Upon the receipt of a written request for a refund, accompanied by satisfactory proof that such sales tax and fees on the vehicle were paid when or after the vehicle was purchased and that the manufacturer has refunded such sales tax and fees to the consumer, lienholder, or lessor of the vehicle, the department of revenue shall refund to the manufacturer an amount equal to the amounts refunded to a consumer for such sales tax and fees paid by the consumer as a result of purchasing the vehicle.
(2) The manufacturer may, in lieu of applying to the department of revenue for a reimbursement under this subsection, direct the consumer to apply to the department of revenue for a refund of any sales tax, license fees, registration fees, and title fees paid by the consumer as a result of purchasing the vehicle. The manufacturer shall provide the consumer with the documentation required to prove that the consumer paid such sales tax and fees to the manufacturer. Upon the receipt of a written request by the consumer for a refund, accompanied by satisfactory proof that such sales tax and fees on the vehicle were paid when or after the vehicle was purchased, and a written statement from the manufacturer that such sales tax and fees were not refunded to the consumer, lienholder, or lessor of the vehicle, the department of revenue shall refund to the consumer an amount equal to the amounts for such sales tax and fees paid by the consumer as a result of purchasing the vehicle.

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Missouri Vehicle Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.569. Affirmative defenses

It shall be an affirmative defense to any claim under sections 407.560 to 407.579 that:

(1) An alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use, market value, or safety of the motor vehicle;
(2) A nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations of a motor vehicle;
(3) A claim by a consumer was not filed in good faith; or
(4) Any other affirmative defense allowed by law.

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Missouri Lemon Law Statutes. V.A.M.S. 407.571. Presumptions of nonconformity—exception

It shall be presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a new motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if within the terms, conditions, or limitations of the express warranty, or during the period of one year following the date of original delivery of the new motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever expires earlier, either:

(1) The same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, or its agents, and such nonconformity continues to exist; or
(2) The new vehicle is out of service by reason of repair of the nonconformity by the manufacturer, through its authorized dealer or its agents, for a cumulative total of thirty or more working days, exclusive of down time for routine maintenance as prescribed by the manufacturer, since delivery of the new vehicle to the consumer. The thirty-day period may be extended by a period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of conditions beyond the control of the manufacturer or its agents.

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Missouri Lemon Law Rights. V.A.M.S. 407.573. Warranty extension, when–complaint remedies information to be furnished–notice to manufacturer required–manufacturer’s duties, time limitation

1. The terms, conditions, or limitations of the express warranty, or1 the period of one year following the date of original delivery of the new motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever expires earlier, may be extended if the new motor vehicle warranty problem has been reported but has not been repaired by the manufacturer, or its agent, by the expiration of the applicable time period.
2. The manufacturer shall provide information for consumer complaint remedies with each new motor vehicle. It shall be the responsibility of the consumer, or his representative, prior to availing himself of the provisions of sections 407.560 to 407.579, to give written notification to the manufacturer of the need for the repair of the nonconformity, in order to allow the manufacturer an opportunity to cure the alleged defect. The manufacturer shall immediately notify the consumer of a reasonably accessible repair facility of a franchised new vehicle dealer to conform the new vehicle to the express warranty. After delivery of the new vehicle to an authorized repair facility by the consumer, the manufacturer shall have ten calendar days to conform the new motor vehicle to the express warranty. Upon notification from the consumer that the new vehicle has not been conformed to the express warranty, the manufacturer shall inform the consumer if an informal dispute settlement procedure has been established by the manufacturer in accordance with section 407.575. However, if prior notice by the manufacturer of an informal dispute settlement procedure has been given, no further notice is required.
3. Any action brought under sections 407.560 to 407.579 shall be commenced within six months following expiration of the terms, conditions, or limitations of the express warranty, or within eighteen months following the date of original delivery of the new motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is earlier, or, in the event that a consumer resorts to an informal dispute settlement procedure as provided in sections 407.560 to 407.579, within ninety days following the final action of any panel established pursuant to such procedure.

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Missouri New Car Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.575. Manufacturer with approved settlement procedure, consumer’s duty

If a manufacturer has established an informal dispute settlement procedure which complies in all respects with the provisions of the code of Federal Regulations, 16 CFR 703, provisions of sections 407.560 to 407.579 concerning refunds or replacements shall not apply to any consumer who has not first resorted to such procedure.

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Missouri Automobile Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.577. Court action by consumer, costs, expenses, attorney’s fees, how paid

1. If a consumer undertakes a court action after complying with the provisions of sections 407.560 to 407.579 and finally prevails in that action, he shall be allowed by the court to recover as part of the judgment a sum equal to the aggregate amount of costs and expenses, including attorney’s fees based on actual time expended, determined by the court to have been reasonably incurred by the plaintiff for or in connection with the commencement and prosecution of such action.
2. If any claim by a consumer under sections 407.560 to 407.579 is found by a court to have been filed in bad faith, or solely for the purpose of harassment, or in the absence of a substantial justifiable issue of either law or fact raised by the consumer, or for which the final recovery is not at least ten percent greater than any settlement offer made by the manufacturer prior to the commencement of the court action, then the consumer shall be liable for all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the manufacturer, or its agent, as a direct result of the bad faith claim.

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Missouri Vehicle Lemon Law. V.A.M.S. 407.579. Consumer’s right to other remedies–law to apply, when

1. Except as provided in subdivision (1) of section 407.560, nothing in sections 407.560 to 407.579 shall in any way limit the rights or remedies which are otherwise available to a consumer at law or in equity.
2. Sections 407.560 to 407.579 shall apply to any new motor vehicle sold after January 1, 1985.

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  1. Danielle Jones

    I live in Missouri and I purchased a 2006 Nissan Murano and within the 30 days the transmission went out. What are my rights?

    • Depends on whether it was warranted. But you may have TILA rights, or rights under other statutes. Give us a call and we’ll see if we can help. 888-595-9111.

    • bought a brand new car in 2014 It has had several recalls and the latest is transmission has to be replaced. I was almost hit by a semi so they put car in the shop they have had it since 7-5-2016 and think the transmission might be in in two to three more weeks then however long it takes to put it in. Also finding replacement tires for this car in almost impossible and they didn’t bother to tell this on purchase.

  2. My aunt bought a used car from a car lot. Not even a weak after she got it she had to replace the power steering pump. Then her power steering fluid and oil started to leak. Come to find out her racapinion was leaking. Then her transmission went out within a five week period. The dealer refuses to replace any parts. She’s only made one payment shhe doesn’t want the car she doesn’t want her money back but she wants them to take the car back and her not have to pay it off. Its a ford torrus. What should she do

    • When older used cars are purchased w/o a warranty, the lemon law doesn’t apply, and it becomes a game of how else to skin the cat. She may have EFTA or TILA rights attendant to her purchase, and other consumer protection laws may apply to other issues. Have her call us, we’ll give her a thorough consumer rights check up, no cost or obligation just free help.

  3. I bought a used car at an auction in Branson, MO. It broke down, overheated, on the way home (15 miles from the auction). The car belonged to the owner of the auction business and he drove it around as his personal vehicle. I’ve had it at several mechanics trying to get it repaired. Each one tells me it’s something different. The last one told me it was head gaskets and would cost more to fix than the car is worth. I can’t help but think he knew it had this problem when he sold it. He told me at first he would buy it back from me but has since changed his mind. Do I have a case to get my money back?

  4. Purchased a 2007 ford mustang from my local ford dealer on June 27 2015 took possession on June 30, was pulling out of a parking lot on July 4 ,2015 and accelerator stuck wide open causing a rear end collision with another vehicle . In the police report it even states that it was a manufacture defect because I laid 74′ of tire marks with my front tires , the car is undeliverable and My local dealer is saying it’s not on them ! Is there anything I can do ?

  5. I purchased a used 2012 Ford Fiesta a little over a year ago in Missouri. The car shutters and has had the clutch replaced 3 times. It is shuttering now and I know when I take it into the dealership they will replace the clutch. I was just there last month. What should I do?

    • I also bought a 2014 Fiesta. Replaced clutch, still shutters. it has been in for that at least three times and three other recalls. This is just a bad vehicle and I’m sick of taking my car to the shop. Did you ever get a reply

  6. i bought a dodge ram 2500 diesel in bonne terre Missouri about 5 to 6 weeks ago a week after i got it i took it to a dodge dealer to get a recall taken care of that they told me about when the dodge dealer looked at the truck they found the ac control head unit bad and the intake manifoled heater bad the recall was a service Bolton that was no longer good and they also found the oil pan gasket and the rear main seal on the engine leaking bad after 3 weeks of arguing with the car lot and the warranty i had payed for i finally got the OK that warranty was going to pay for all this then the dealer the truck is at went to take the transmission out to do the rear main seal job and they found the transmission bell housing is cracked in 2 and the back of the engine is also and the warranty company says they are not going to pay for the transmission and engine and there car lot i got the truck from says they wont take the truck back and are giving me the run around. i dont know what my rights are or how to handel this any advice on what i should do would be greatly appreciated. thanks

  7. I brought a used car I have the title but its not properly signed over what can I do ????

  8. I purchased a used vehicle 2weeks ago and the car dealership called back and said we couldn’t get the company, whom they told us would fund it before we signed papers, with our monthly payment; they couldn’t get the company to fund us. We traded our paid off vehicle in for this car and now we could potentially have nothing if they can’t get the company to fund us for the payments we want a month. Is there something we can do or should do?

  9. I purchased an older vehicle from a lady that I work with. She and her husband stated to me just what the problems of the vehicle were. Shamefully, I trusted her. A mechanic put on the rack and said that someone had dropped the engine and transmission when putting it into the car. The cracked the casing of the engine and transmission and jb welded it together. She says that she will try to make it right, but keeps putting me off. I am not in the position to pay insurance on a lawn ornament.

  10. My husband and I purchased a 2015 chevy. Our first time in shop was with an engine repair (engine lift). That was at 8,000 miles. Now we have had the air conditioning go out 3 times! It’s going back in the shop on Monday. Total time spent in shop since ownership is over 3 weeks. What are, if any rights do we have?

  11. I bought used car and very day got it water was leaking from radiator turned out blown head gasket called the used car salesman he told me buy another car my husnand left 4 kid to support i cant just throw my little money away what can i do

  12. My son bought a dodge stratus 2004 and with in 5 months of the sale the fly wheel had to be replaced since this did not fall under the warranty we had to pay for the replacement now we are being told that the drum is bad and rattling the car company denies any wrong doing and tells us we have to pay for the repairs. It also needed a tuneup the day he drove it off the lot. Is there any thing that can be done. I mean the car was in the shop for a month before the dealership made the decision to fix fly wheel at consumers expense.

    • Possibly, but we need more facts. You can call 888-595-9111 for a free, no obligation consult, or fax your purchase dox, warranty/service contract and repair orders to 866-773-6152 for a free, fast review.

  13. Bought a used 2006 Hyundai Elantra for step son to take bk to college. 2 days after purchase car would not start. Had to find shop n hv it towed. Dealership paid. Turns out it was PCM. Shop then had to tow to dealership. Was without vehicle for 8 days. Within in a day of getting it bk chk engine light came on n had trouble starting took bk to dealership. They say it had oil n gunk all where it shouldn’t be, cleaned it charged us. Dealership wont pay said not their problem. Car nvr passed emissions either. Now car was gone for another 3 days. Now son gets rdy to start first day of school n car won’t start. We had to pay to hv towed bk to dealership $90. And dealership is refusing to take any responsibility. This was 2nd vehicle we purchased from this place. At this point we want to return car n pick new one for the kid. What are our options we did get a warranty at time of purchase. Please help can’t help to think we ate being takin to cleaners

  14. I bought a 2014 VW Tiguan with 6000 miles from Dean Team Kirkwood. During test drive – I commented on its low price and was told that an executive properly drove it. In the morning, I noticed an imperfection in the rear passenger side because of the color – it was almost unnoticeable. When I looked closer, it was obvious that it had been in an accident.I called the dealership and they asked if I was in an accident which I wasn’t. I did a carfax and found it was a manufacturer buyback car – whichb is not in any of paperwork or titling.

  15. I just fot a 2005 Mercury Sable in 8/20/15 on trying to change the front tire ,u found out the frame was badly rusted what can i do about it with the dealer

  16. My 18 year old daughter bought a 2002 Chevy Impala from a used car dealer, after driving it about 7 miles to our home the car had trans fluid running from the cooling lines attached to the radiator, the lines are crossthreaded. the dealer offered to repair it, she took it back. the lines are still crossthread and still leak though not as bad. She was told the ac worked, the compressor was bad so I replaced it, ac still inoperative. Now the security system wont allow the car to start according to our mechanic. Many of the electrical contacts are very corroded. Mechanic says high possibility its a flood car. There are 33 reports on Carfax for the vehicle. we dont have $40 to get it. What can we do?

  17. I have purchased a new Chrysler 300 S with a 5.7L Hemi. After putting 2,000 miles on the vehicle a loud tapping noise started under the hood on the passenger side. I immediately checked fluids assuming the oil was low, but everything was fine. I called the dealership and they told me to bring it right in so they could take a look at it. I took the service manager for a ride in the car and he acknowledged that the tapping noise was present. I left the vehicle at the dealership and they had several other service technicians confirm that the noise was present. They also confirmed that it was present in other 5.7L Hemi vehicles on their lot. They have stated that this is a normal noise and it is not covered under the warranty. The vehicle now has nearly 4,300 miles on it.

    Three points:

    – I would not have purchased this particular vehicle had it made this loud tapping noise when I test drove it. The fact that the tapping appeared several weeks after my purchase indicates that something changed with the configuration or operational characteristics of the vehicle from the time of purchase until now.

    – This tapping noise effects my psychological health. I have no enjoyment when I drive, which was an activity that used to give me great joy. I am edgy and wound up after each experience in the vehicle. The value of this vehicle has been greatly diminished in my mind. I equate this noise to an alarm that cannot be shut off and must be endured during every moment in the vehicle. My entire life, I have considered a tapping noise in the engine to be a very bad sign and indicative of engine damage and eventual failure.

    – There is a tapping sound under the hood that I equate to normal drivetrain noise. Rocker arm chatter, fuel injector noise and the like. These noises are normal to my ears and I recognise what they are and why they are there. The load tapping noise that I hear is not present during idle or at low rpms. It manifests during a specific rpm band and when the engine is subject to acceleration load. Unfortunately, the rpm band where it is most noticeable is the highway speed cruising rpm band, between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. The only way to operate this vehicle without hearing the tapping noise is by driving it in a manner that no reasonable driver would consider normal.

    I just want my vehicle fixed, and if it can’t be fixed I will move on to another manufacturer that does not have a bonus loud tapping feature that arrives a few weeks after purchase. I have recently test driven 5.7L Hemis that do not make this noise. My new 5.7L Hemi did not make this noise. Any advice?

  18. I have reviewed my warranty documentation and Chrysler requires that I have a conversation with the General Manager or Owner at the dealership. I have an appointment with the General Manager tomorrow.

  19. I bought a car from a lot and had to buy a motor and steering column I had it going on a year only drove the car less than have the time what should I do?

  20. i buying a van 2007 ND THEY DID SAY I HAVE 3 MONTHS WARRANTY ONIT from them but all i know is i just paid 1st payment and now i have paid second payment early, and the van seems to be no good its leaking oill from engine and the front is no good the arms are shot the u joint is shot both sides amrs n joints and the wheel shakes so easy because of it and one tire is very bald because of it and it not going to get any better, other things stopped working and seat in back parts fell off it when no one was even back there, we have to use a jump starter on it every day to start it. i dont know what to say or do, can i get some help please. its been over a month now. and i have a no good not safe car plus they had given me it said it was inspecte and it does not pass in spection so i dont know what to do on that either and i have not regestered it yet because im not sure what to do at this point but i need a good car and i dont want this one.

  21. Recently bought a used volkswagen passat a couple days later it completely died while driving and is still in the shop with over 2000 dollars repair the used car salesman agreed to pay 700 any way I could just get my money back from the car?

  22. I bought a truck from a lawn guy down there and he told me the truck was sound. The truck was a little rusty. And ask him if the frame was good. And told me yes it all sound come to find out it wasn’t the front horn is half rusted and the transmission mount rusted off. And there a crack in the frame. It also has a snow plow in the front of it. What can I do about this. This truck souldent even be on the road.

  23. I bought a 2012 nissan versa with 66,000 miles on it. I purchased an extended warranty. Within two weeks of having it the check engine light came on. We were told to take it to our mechanic of choice and have the sensor fixed. We got it to the mechanic and not only is it a sensor its also a belt. The car company today told us that their mechanic wanted to drive it to see if its a belt before they fix it. What are my rights? We havent even put a thousand miles on it or even made the first payment on it.

  24. I bought a brand new vehicle in Missouri, however I titled, registered and have had it serviced in TX. Now there is a safety issue with it (the vehicle shuts off b/t 15-20mph, i have it on video) and the dealer “doesnt know how to fix it”. What state do I fall under for lemon law purpose, TX or MO?

  25. I bought a brand new vehicle in Missouri, however I titled, registered and have had it serviced in TX. Now there is a safety issue with it (the vehicle shuts off b/t 15-20mph, i have it on video) and the dealer “doesnt know how to fix it”. What state do I fall under for lemon law purpose, TX or MO?

    Sorry for the duplicate comment, my email was inputted incorrectly.

  26. I’ve bought a 2016 kia soul since I’ve had it its been in and out of the shop 5 times with the same problem they keep telling me nothing is wrong with it now there are new problems with it so what are my rights and options I’ve only had the car 6 months and it is still under warranty

  27. Bought a 2009 Cadillac CTS with 39,000 miles from a certified dealer in Missouri in April of 2015, in December of 2015 my motor completely shot, it has been in the shop for 4 months now, what are my options?

  28. Purchased a car in Taylor Missouri and 30 days later the transmission went out. Before I purchased it I noticed a hard kick when shiftinggears but they checked it and said they would fix it when the other mechanic was in needless to say the other mechanic never showed up. They waited until I had to send the title off so I wouldn’t be penalized then they never contacted me again they also passed it on inspection when there was a huge crack in the windshield

  29. I bought a CPO Chevy Impala with 36,xxx miles in late February. It came with a 1 year bumper to bumper warranty and 2 years of extended service. 3 days after purchase it started having trouble starting. You have to turn the key 6 or 7 times, or hold it down for 10-20 seconds before it starts, but it does this erratically. Sometimes it starts immediately.

    The first visit to the dealership they cleaned corrosion off of the battery terminals. Not only did they do a poor job of this and basically just scraped the outside of the terminal posts without removing the cables first, they also left the wire brush that was used under the hood of the car, which was sticking out of the grill after traveling down I-55. Luckily it didn’t get into a belt. I would think that corrosion on the battery terminals would be something that was checked on the 150 (or how every many) point CPO inspection.

    The 2nd and 3rd visits to the dealership they said they could not duplicate our concern. After that I took 3 videos with my phone of the difficulty in starting it and showed them to the service manager. I suppose this motivated them to take some action. The 4th visit, in which they had the vehicle for over a week and provided a loaner car, they replaced the ignition module and the theft deterrent module. It started fine for four days, and on the 5th day started doing the same thing again. I took it back in on Fri, April 29th 2016. In the meantime the drivers’ door window has developed a terrible creak that is so annoying I can not roll the window down.

    This has been a huge pain. My wife swears they have had it in the shop more days than we have had it since we bought it. It seems like the CPO inspection was either never actually done or completed by someone who is incompetent. In a perfect world I would like my money back so I could go and purchase from a different brand or dealer. But I know that is not likely. What options might I have if they cannot get this fixed?

  30. i Brought A Car May 13 and drove it for a bout a week and the transmission light ahd came on and the car also ran hot and stopped on me on the highway. i had it in there shop may 24,25,26 no repairs was done it stopped on me the 26 they towed my car since then theyve made no repairs and i recieved a phone call saying that my transmission was slipping 5th and 6th gears and they wasnt going to repair it and they will give me another vehicele if i give more money for a down payment on another car which i dont have and they are trying to make me pay the car note in which i didnt have the car but only a week and the other week it was in there possesion . i Just want my down payment back from them and go to another shop . What Can I Do

  31. I bought a car June 1, 2016. I just paid almost $1k for my sales tax to get the car registered and plated. A week later, my car is making a loud high pitch whining noie. Get it to a shop and they indirect it and tell me oil and anti freeze was mixed which caused a blown head gasket. I have a 3 month warranty. Call the dealer and he was VERY VERY rude and insensitive about the situation, so i called the warranty company. Got the car towed to an affiliate auto repair shop, the diagnost it and tell me the warranty ONLY covers $1k, no loaner car and that i will have to pay out of pocket $1,500 for the repairs. I don’t have that money! Especily off i don’t have my car to get to and from work! The repairman is extremely nice but the dealer????? No help at all. I don’t even want to fix it, i want my check back from the dealer! What can i do???????

  32. Do I really have to pay usages fees on a car that’s being replaced?

    Bought Nissan Altima in January
    Been in shop for over a month now due to problem that they can’t fix
    Arbitration is offering to replace the car but says I owe them almost $2,000 in usage fees?

  33. I bought a 2013 Ford Focus used, but still under the original warranty. It has had clutch problems since the beginning, which went under recall and were repaired at two of the four visits it has had to the dealership. It is now randomly not driving in drive or reversing in reverse, and when it is somewhat functioning, it is back to shuddering at stop signs. Do I have any rights, since I am the second owner?

    • We have the exact same car with the same problems. If you get an answer, please let us know. Thank you!

      • I have a 2014 focus with the similar issues. Hopefully one of us can get an answer!!
        I have it in the dealership shop right now for the third time and they want me now to pay them money to fix the problem! Very angry!

  34. I bought a 2016 Jeep Renegade and have had it 2 times in the shop for a vibration and about to take it back a 3rd time. for the same thing. I have only had the car for 2 weeks. would this be classified under the lemon law?

    • Sounds like its on its way… Lemon Laws are about an unreasonable repair history, usually 3-4x for the same thing or 30 days out of service in the shop. Always save your repair orders from each visit, and after this 3rd attempt please send them in for free case review. We sent you an email, please reply or call.

  35. Recently car shopping and see all the ‘great’ deals on 2012 fords (focus and fiesta). A little research shows them all to be ford lemon buyback. The sales man said they simply did a software upgrade to fix them and extend the warranty for 12 months. I find no information that ford has discovered how to fix the problems with the 12-14 fords transmissions. If I purchase a lemon titled vehicle and the transmission fails, will i have any recourse or be out of luck?
    How is Missouri letting all these lemon titles be resold by the hundreds here?

    Thank you

    • Fraud is about what you didn’t know at the time of sale, not what you knew. And the purchase will be governed by the sales documents–if it says no warranty, there’s your answer.

  36. Ok my boyfriend got a 2001 nossan frontier, 24 months ago and its still under warrenty but we just found out it has exhaustbuild up that has been happening before we got it. Is he able to get a refund on the truck.

  37. hi so I bought a car from a car lot on aug 1st 2017 and they told me they just replaced the transmission in the car before I bought it and now I have problems with the transmission that’s 3 months I had the car it shouldn’t of needed to b replaced right now at least. I had nothing but problems with this car they told me had no problems first off the light switch was burning so I had to fix that then the radio and speakers didn’t work. the car lot I bought this used car from told me everything was fine with the car but they lied to me. what can I do? what should I do? I need help

  38. I purchased a ford focus in August of 2015 and there is a lawsuit currently against ford for the transmission of the vehicle of my year and make. I have taken my vehicle now a total of three times to fix the same problem. What are my rights in this matter? Does it or would it qualify for the Missouri lemon law?


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