The Missouri New Vehicles Warranty Law, commonly called the “Missouri Lemon Law,” protects buyers of new vehicles by enforcing the manufacturer’s express warranty. The Missouri Lemon Law does not apply to used cars.
All new vehicles sold or leased with warranty provisions are covered under the lemon law, except for commercial and off-road vehicles, mo-peds, motorcycles and the non-chassis portion of recreational vehicles. Also included are demonstrators or lease-purchase vehicles as long as a manufacturer’s warranty was issued as a condition of the sale.
New-vehicle owners must report problems or defects in writing to the manufacturer to use the provisions of the Lemon Law. The manufacturer must be permitted a “reasonable” number of attempts to correct the problem.
Under the Missouri Lemon Law, it is presumed that the manufacturer has been given a “reasonable” number of attempts to correct the problem if: