Mississippi Lemon Law Summary
STANDARDS OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Mississippi lemon
law. The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Mississippi Code Ann. § 63-17-
151 et seq.
The Mississippi lemon law covers motor vehicles that are sold in Mississippi, operated
over Mississippi’s public streets and highways, and used to transport persons or
property. This includes demonstrator and lease-purchase vehicles if they were sold with
a manufacturer’s warranty.
The lemon law appears to cover used vehicles, but a leased vehicle unless acquired
through a lease-purchase. The lemon law does not cover off-road vehicles, motorcycles,
mopeds, or parts and components of a motor home that were added on and/or
assembled by the manufacturer of the motor home.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
1. The purchaser, other than for purposes of resale, of a motor vehicle primarily used
for personal, family, or household purposes;
2. Any person to who the motor vehicle is transferred for the same purposes during the
express warranty; and
3. Any other person entitled by the terms of the warranty to enforce its obligations.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any default or condition that impairs the use, market value, or
safety of the motor vehicle to the consumer. The default or condition is referred to as a
The lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown
that the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or
alterations of the vehicle by the consumer.
MANUFACTURER’S DUTY TO REPAIR
If the consumer reports a nonconformity to the manufacturer or its agent within the
term of the express warranty or within one year of the vehicle’s original delivery to the
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