FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS—Attorney General Jim Hood and the Mississippi Automobile Dealers’ Association have teamed up to educate Mississippi residents on the Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, commonly called “lemon law”.
A brochure-style resource guide which compiles all the necessary information on the law is now available in print and here. It answers commonly asked questions such as who is covered under the lemon law? Is your vehicle a lemon? Who pays in the event it is a lemon? The guide also offers advice on getting your vehicle repaired or replaced, or getting a refund. Throughout the year, the Consumer Protection Division gets hundreds of calls from the public concerning recent purchases of new cars.
“While there are some who end up being covered under the lemon law, there are still many people who turn out to be misinformed of how the law works for them,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “It is my hope that this guide will cut down on that misinformation and help people understand their rights in this area.”
Special thanks goes to William Lehman, President of the Automobile Dealers’ Association for printing copies of the brochure for distribution to the public. Lehman was also instrumental in getting the Lemon Law passed in 1985.
“Mississippi’s new car and truck dealers are totally supportive of the AG’s Office efforts to make information available to the public concerning our state’s Lemon Law and how it is designed to assist consumers when dealing with motor vehicle product defects,” said Lehman.
Copies of “A Consumer Guide to Mississippi’s Lemon Law” can be obtained by calling 1-800-281-4418 or by clicking here.