Mississippi Lemon Law
The Mississippi Lemon Law is a state law that protects buyers of defective motor vehicles that are sold in the state and/or driven over the state’s lines. This law obligates automobile manufactures to repair vehicles that are defective or to replace or refund the purchase price if the repair cannot be made. In the State of Mississippi, the lemon law covers a wide range of defects and to qualify the defect must significantly impact the safety and use of the vehicle. For example problems considered significant in the State of Mississippi include, but are not limited to engine, electrical or brake problems and water leaks, bad odors or vibration issues.
The threshold for whether your vehicle is a lemon in the State of Mississippi is:
- the vehicle must undergo at least three repair attempts for the same defect within the term of the express warranty period or one year from the date of delivery, which ever is earlier; or
- be out of service due to repairs for a total of 15 or more business days within one year from the date of delivery.
Should you feel your vehicle qualifies for a claim under the Mississippi Lemon Law, contact an attorney to help you determine your rights.
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