Mokane, MO asked in Lemon Law for Missouri

Q: is there anything i can do legally in missouri about buying a car as is, and it breaking down 35 miles later?

I drove the car about 35 miles, and it started making a strange noise, so i pulled over, and then it wouldn't start, there is something wrong inside the motor, and it has been in the shop for over a week, and they still have not told me what is wrong with it, but they did tell me that it will cost over $1000, i paid $3000 for the car, and got a loan through the bank to pay for it, i cannot afford to fix it.

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Andrew Hahn
Andrew Hahn
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The issue with "as is" vehicles is that they are not covered under Missouri's lemon law. The lemon law only applies to new vehicles, not used vehicles. You may have an action for a breech of warranty, depending on what the dealer represented to you in the buying process.

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