MISSISSIPPI Lemon Law:
Miss. Code Ann. §§ 63-17-151 to 63-17-165
Vehicles covered: Vehicles sold in-state, including lease-purchases
and demonstrators, if warranty is issued; excludes off-road vehicles,
motorcycles, mopeds, and add-on parts of motor homes
Persons covered: Purchasers, transferees during express warranty
period, or any person entitled to enforce the warranty if vehicle
primarily used for personal, family or household purposes (§ 63-
Period covered: Whichever comes first: expiry of term of express
warranty or one year from date of delivery (§ 63-17-157).
Disclosure requirements: Manufacturer must provide list of service
office addresses in the owner’s manual; notice of accessible repair
facility and informal dispute settlement procedure after consumer’s
notice, if not given prior to complaint (§ 63-17-159(5)).
Required consumer notice: Notice of nonconformity to the manufacturer
Repair requirements: It is presumed that a reasonable number of
attempts have been made if substantively same nonconformity is
subjected to three or more repairs, or the vehicle is out of service
for a cumulative total of fifteen or more working days (§ 63-17-
159(3)). After post-notification delivery of vehicle to designated
dealer, ten days to cure (§ 63-17-159(5)).
Affırmative defenses: The nonconformity does not substantially
impair the use, market value or safety of the vehicle, or is the result
of the consumer’s abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or
alterations; claim is not filed in good faith; any other defenses
allowed by law (§ 63-17-159(2)); statute of limitations (§ 63-17-
Replace/refund: At the consumer’s option, the manufacturer shall
replace with a comparable vehicle or refund the full purchase price
less a reasonable use allowance (§ 63-17-159(1)); ‘‘comparable’’ is
defined as identical or reasonably equivalent (§ 63-17-155(b)).
Other reimbursement: Collateral charges (defined at § 63-17-155)
(§ 63-17-159(1)). Costs, expenses and attorney fees (§ 63-17-
Other remedies: There is no limit on other consumer remedies
(§ 63-17-153). Violations considered unfair and deceptive trade
practices (§ 63-17-165).
Informal dispute resolution: For remedies under this section a
consumer must first use an informal dispute settlement procedure
established by the manufacturer, provided the procedure complies
with 16 C.F.R. pt. 703 (§ 63-17-163).
Resale of lemon: No applicable provisions.