Texas Lemon Law
The Texas Lemon Law statute provides protection to Texas consumers who buy or lease a defective car, truck, motorcycle or Recreational Vehicle. In fact, the Texas Lemon Law applies to any new or used vehicle that was purchased or leased in the state, or was registered in the state, and has at least one defect that constitutes a serious safety hazard or that substantially impairs the use or market value of the vehicle.How Do I Know if My Vehicle Is a Lemon?
The law requires automobile manufacturers to repair the defects in vehicles within a reasonable number of attempts. Under Texas’s Lemon Law, a “reasonable number of attempts” means one (or both) of the following:
- The vehicle is taken to an authorized dealer four times for the same defect before the manufacturer’s warranty expires or within the first two years or 24,000 miles after the vehicle was purchased or leased; OR
- The vehicle is taken to an authorized dealer two times for the same serious safety hazard before the manufacturer’s warranty expires or within the first two years or 24,000 miles after the vehicle was purchased or leased; OR
- The vehicle was out of service due to its repairs for at least thirty days before the manufacturer’s warranty expires or within the first two years or 24,000 miles after the vehicle was purchased or leased.
Our Lemon Law attorneys have represented hundreds of Texas consumers with lemon vehicles over the past fifteen plus years. If you would like to know whether your vehicle is a lemon, our Texas Lemon Law attorneys can assist you and answer any questions that you have.What Will the Manufacturer Do for Me if My Vehicle Is a Lemon Vehicle?
If you have a lemon vehicle in Texas, the law requires the manufacturer to repurchase your vehicle or replace it with a new one. As an alternative, you may be entitled to receive a “cash-and-keep” settlement, wherein you would get cash compensation as a result of the diminished value of your vehicle due to its defects and unreasonable repair history.
Albert is a Texas consumer who came to us because he was experiencing problems with the engine in his brand new Chevrolet Silverado. Albert’s truck was at an authorized Chevy dealer for approximately 4 months while it was being repaired. Albert was looking for a consumer law firm that focuses on Lemon Law case, and ultimately retained our law firm to represent him. Throughout the case, we attempted to resolve Albert’s dispute directly with General Motors, and without having to file a lawsuit in court or participate in a Lemon Law arbitration. After a series of negotiation communications with General Motors, we were able to convince them to make an offer to repurchase Albert’s defective truck from him. Once receiving the proposed repurchase figures, however, Albert chose to reject the offer. We were then able to negotiate a reasonable cash-and-keep settlement on Albert’s behalf, which he ultimately agreed to accept.
Even if your vehicle does not technically fall under the state Lemon Law, you may still be entitled to recover money damages under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal lemon law that applies to the purchase of any new or used defective product, as long as it is accompanied by a manufacturer’s warranty. The law also requires the manufacturer to pay our attorneys’ fees, so we do not have to charge our clients for our services.Why Should I Choose the Weisberg Consumer Law Group to Be My Lemon Law Attorneys?
Albert is just one of the thousands of consumers that we have represented all across the country. Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys will guide you each step of the way, and work with you directly to achieve the best possible resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Texas Lemon Law case review.