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I have a lemon in Missouri/Kansas, need help


Active Member
May 12, 2015
Gardena, CA
“Lemon” has a legal definition that varies from state to state.

GM bought back two (!) lemon Volts from me so I’m familiar with the process in California.

In this state lemon law requires three unsuccessful attempts to fix the same problem or a cumulative 30 days of repair for any problems within a given timeframe.


Mar 4, 2019
I believe CA also has a provision if the issue at fault can be considered life threatening. I remember looking it up when I had a faulty rear door that would not open from either direction.

It sounds like OPs car is a bit of a problem child. Having all those issues with brakes would sketch me out so if its not repaired on this go around I would just go ahead and get a lemon law attorney. They will know exactly what to file and how to close it out in the fastest time available. They can probably even facilitate a swap to a new Tesla in lieu of getting a check if that's what you want as Tesla will likely want to avoid the car actually being classified as a lemon so they can sell it to the next guy.

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