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Texas Lemon Law Attorneys

Learn the Basics of the Texas Lemon Law

The Texas Lemon Law dictates that consumers who’ve purchased or leased a new vehicle are entitled to a refund or a replacement if the vehicle is a lemon. This law applies to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and a variety of other motor vehicles, including motor homes and towable RVs.

If you have a lemon, the Texas Lemon Law attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We provide every client with a free case review, and we never charge a fee until we win your case. Even then, the manufacturer may be responsible for your legal fees. In these cases, our attorney will represent you at no cost to you!

Call us today at (866) 388-8290 to schedule your free Lemon Law case review!

What Qualifies as a Lemon under the Lemon Law in Texas?

For a vehicle to qualify as a lemon in Texas, it must have a defect that’s covered by the manufacturer’s written warranty. The defect must substantially diminish the value, use, or safety of the vehicle.

You must also report the defect while the warranty is still effective for your vehicle to qualify as a lemon. Then, you must grant the dealer a reasonable number of attempts (defined below) to fix the issue. Lastly, you must provide the manufacturer with written notice of the defect and a final opportunity to fix it – a process we will handle for you.

If the defect is still present after you’ve taken the above steps, the vehicle qualifies as a lemon. To receive the compensation you’re entitled to, you must file a Lemon Law complaint within six (6) months of:

  • The expiration of the vehicle’s warranty
  • 24 months of the original purchase date
  • Traveling 24,000 miles with the vehicle

The Texas Lemon Law relies on the earliest of the above dates. So if you have a lemon, contact us as soon as possible. Doing so will ensure that we have the time we need to meet these deadlines and get you the refund or replacement vehicle you’re owed.

Texas Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What Is the Lemon Law in Texas?

The Texas Lemon Law is a state law designed to protect consumers who’ve purchased or leased a new ve...

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The Texas Lemon Law is a state law designed to protect consumers who’ve purchased or leased a new vehicle. It does so by holding manufacturers responsible for defective vehicles, requiring them to refund or replace any that they fail to repair after a reasonable number of attempts.

Texans can also turn to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act if they purchase or lease a lemon. This federal law provides broader protections, making it possible to pursue claims even after the filing window for the state law has expired.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Who Qualifies for Compensation Under the Texas Lemon Law?

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To qualify for compensation under the Texas Lemon Law, a consumer must be a resident of Texas and purchase or lease their vehicle within the state. Additionally, the law only covers those who purchase or lease a new vehicle at retail. Although there are some exceptions to this rule.

Like all Lemon Laws, the Texas version requires consumers to provide manufacturers with a reasonable number of repair attempts before pursuing a claim. In Texas, that translates to four repair attempts for any single defect. However, if the defect poses a significant safety risk, two attempts will suffice. In both cases, at least half of the repair attempts must take place within the first 12 months and 12,000 miles of ownership.

Vehicles may also qualify for compensation if they are out of service for repairs for a total of 30 days within 24 months and 24,000 miles of the original purchase date. Plus, the federal Lemon Law only requires a single repair attempt in some cases. And as long as the vehicle is under warranty when you report its defect(s), it qualifies for protection under federal law.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim under the Texas Lemon Laws?

From the original purchase date, consumers have a maximum of 30 months to file a claim under the Tex...

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From the original purchase date, consumers have a maximum of 30 months to file a claim under the Texas Lemon Law. However, the reporting period is shorter for vehicles that get a lot of use. Officially, you have six months to file a claim after either A) the warranty expires B) the vehicle has been driven 24,000 miles, or C) 24 months have passed since the original purchase date.

The six-month filing deadline begins on the earliest of these three dates. Thus, it’s important to take action as soon as you think you may have a lemon. You can get started with a free case review today.

That said, if you miss the deadline to file a Texas Lemon Law claim, you still have options. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act allows you to file a claim for up to four years after your warranty was breached. For vehicles, that often means four years from the date of the first failed repair attempt. Still, the sooner you act, the greater your chances of success.

What Is a ‘Reasonable Number of Repair Attempts’?

Texas state law defines “reasonable number of repair attempts” in three different ways:

  • Two (2) attempts for defects that are significant safety hazards

  • Four (4) attempts for other defects

  • Any number of attempts that take a total of 30 days or more

All three definitions require the attempts to take place within the first 24 months or 24,000 miles of the vehicle’s life, whichever comes first. Additionally, any time the dealer or manufacturer provides you with a comparable loaner while servicing your vehicle does not count toward the 30-day limit.

Why Hire Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® as Your Texas Lemon Law Attorney?

  • Over 25 Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
  • Over 50,000 Success Stories
  • Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
  • Responses Within 24 Hours
  • No Fees Unless You Win Your Case
  • We Fight to Get You Maximum Compensation

Our team of Texas Lemon Law lawyers makes it easy to get the compensation you deserve. Texas requires lemon owners to jump through a number of hoops before their vehicle can be officially called a lemon. To prevent you from suffering through more frustration, we’ll handle these obstacles on your behalf.

In many cases, we can even convince manufacturers to settle before taking those steps. In fact, 99% of our cases settle without going to trial. We’ve handled cases for vehicles of every make and model. Because of this, manufacturers generally know not to waste their time or money paying their legal teams to oppose us.

We know the Texas Lemon Law, as well as every other law that protects consumers, inside and out. Although the Texas Lemon Law doesn’t hold manufacturers responsible for your attorney fees, the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act does. And we use every law on the books to get you the maximum compensation. So even in Texas, we often represent clients without charging them a single cent.

You’ve spent enough time trying to deal with your lemon already. Let us handle the rest. Contact us today at 866-388-8290 to get a free case review.

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