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Missouri - Mo. Rev. Stat. § 407.560 et seq.
- Vehicles Covered:
- New vehicles not propelled by muscular power. Includes lease-purchases, demonstrators, and chassis portion of recreational vehicles. Excludes commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other parts of recreational vehicles.
- Persons Covered:
- Purchaser, transferee during express warranty term, or any person entitled to enforce warranty.
- Use Covered:
- Vehicle primarily used for personal, family, or household purposes.
- Defects Covered:
- Defect impairs use, market value, or safety of vehicle to consumer.
- Period Covered:
- Warranty term or one year, whichever is first.
- Notice Requirement:
- Written notice to manufacturer of need for repair. Manufacturer entitled to final repair attempt after notice.
- "Reasonable" Repair Guidelines:
- During period covered, either at least four repairs to same defect or at least 30 working days out of service for repairs. Creates presumption.
- Affirmative Defenses:
- Defect does not substantially impair use, market value, or safety of vehicle, or results from abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations; claim not filed in good faith. Statute of limitations: 18 months from delivery or six months from end of warranty term, whichever is first, or 90 days from final action of informal settlement panel.
- Available Remedy:
- Replacement or refund, at manufacturer's option.
- Refund Details:
- Full purchase price, including collateral charges such as sales tax, title fees, license and registration fees. Deduction for use.
- Other Remedies:
- Mandatory costs, expenses, and attorney's fees to consumer. Mandatory costs and reasonable attorney's fees to manufacturer if claim filed in bad faith or consumer's recovery not at least 10% greater than manufacturer's offer. Commercial Code does not apply to new motor vehicle sales. No other limit on other consumer remedies.
- If manufacturer maintains informal settlement procedure, consumer must use before entitled to replacement or refund.
- Resale of Lemon:
- No disclosure required.
Disclaimer: Please note that statutes may have been amended since the book was originally published in 2005.
Please consult your Secretary of State or local DMV office for the most recent and up to date statutes for the California Lemon Law.