The Texas Lemon Law typically only applies to new vehicles. However, if you purchased a used vehicle that was still under warranty, it may still be covered. As long as the vehicle meets the definition of a lemon, it’s protected under the Texas Lemon Law, whether or not you’re the original owner.
Such cases hinge on the date of the repair attempts. Texas Lemon Law requires at least half of the repair attempts needed to qualify as a lemon take place within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles of the date the original owner takes possession of the vehicle. And the remaining attempts must take place within the following 12 months or 12,000 miles.
If you, the original owner, or a combination of the two provide the manufacturer with a reasonable number of repair attempts within those time frames, the vehicle is eligible for compensation under the Texas Lemon Law. Plus, other laws offer similar protection. Thus, if your used car is a lemon, contact us today so we can review your case and advise you on the best course of action.