Mississippi Lemon Law Information

The Mississippi Lemon Law applies when, during the first year following delivery of a new vehicle:

  • the dealer has attempted to repair the same problem three (3) or more times, or
  • the vehicle has been out of service for repairs at the dealership for a cumulative total of 15 or more business days.

The Lemon Law period may be extended if the problem has been reported but has not been repaired by the manufacturer or dealer by the expiration of the initial coverage period.

The Mississippi Lemon Law applies only to problems that substantially impair the use, market value, or safety of the vehicle, and problems that are not the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the vehicle.

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Helpful Lemon Law Tips

Most states require you to notify the dealer and the manufacturer that you have a Lemon Law claim. Always use Certified Mail with Return Receipt.

If the manufacturer has an informal mediation or dispute resolution process, most states require you to do that first before pursuing litigation. However, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

Most lawyers will not charge you for an initial consultation or legal fees for Lemon Law arbitration. If they decide you have a case, normally the manufacturer is forced to pay your legal costs.