Every year, millions of individuals walk into dealerships around the country looking for a new vehicle. Unfortunately, roughly 1% of those people will unknowingly walk away with a defective vehicle, otherwise known as a lemon.
Despite the frequency of faulty vehicles being produced, very few consumers understand their rights under the Houston Lemon Law. Under this statute, eligible car owners and lessees are entitled to a refund or replacement vehicle at the manufacturer’s expense.
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. continuously fights for the rights of Houston consumers. As your representative, we will take the necessary steps to organize your case, file a formal claim, and argue on your behalf in arbitration or court.
When it comes to securing the compensation you deserve, the team at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is here to fight for you. Schedule your FREE case review today.
Breaking Down the Lemon Law in Houston
Houston’s Lemon Law applies to most passenger vehicles that have a defect that significantly impairs the vehicle’s safety, use, or value. While the Lemon Law in Houston covers both new and used vehicles, the defect must be covered by the original written warranty when it’s first reported to the manufacturer.
If the vehicle has an eligible defect, the owner or lessee must give the manufacturer a reasonable chance to repair the problem. A “reasonable chance” usually translates to four repair attempts or two repair attempts for a defect that presents a serious safety hazard. However, vehicles that remain out of service for repairs for a total of 30 days or more also qualify as lemons, regardless of the number of repair attempts.
Before you can file a claim, you must also send a formal notice of the issue to the manufacturer—a step that our attorneys can take for you. After doing so, the manufacturer will have one final chance to repair your vehicle.
If the manufacturer fails to correct the problem after this final repair attempt, your vehicle meets the definition of a lemon and should entitle you to compensation. At this point, you can file a claim. However, you must do so within 6 months of:
- The original warranty expiring
- 24 months of ownership
- Driving 24,000 miles in the vehicle
The deadline to file a claim comes 6 months after the earliest of these dates. Thus, we always suggest taking action as soon as you suspect you have a lemon.
We understand that the fine print of the Lemon Law in Houston can tricky. For this reason, we created an easy, Online Lemon Test to calculate your case potential in just 60 seconds!
Why Choose Us as Your Houston Lemon Law Attorney?
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is an accomplished consumer law firm that has helped thousands of Americans earn the compensation they deserve. Here are just a few reasons to choose us as your Lemon Law lawyer.
Accomplished Consumer Law Firm
Krohn & Moss, Ltd. has fought successfully for the rights of Houston residents in virtually every kind of Lemon Law case you can imagine. And over the last 25 years, we’ve helped resolve over 50,000 Lemon Law cases nationwide.
Superior Attorney-Client Relationships
We offer the experience of a national law firm paired with the friendly, personal attention of a small law office. With our team on your side, you can rest assured that you’re in the very best hands.
No Fees Unless We Win or Settle Your Case
We work hard to make pursuing a Lemon Lawsuit worth it for every one of our clients. As a client at our firm, you’ll owe nothing unless we win or settle your case.
Federal Statutes Can Offer Even Greater Consumer Protection
Most Houstonians rarely think about their rights as a consumer. But when a defective vehicle jeopardizes your finances, you must know your rights and act to protect them. Fortunately, consumers who don’t qualify for a claim under the State Lemon Law often do qualify under the Federal Lemon Law, also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
This statue provides even greater consumer protections for individuals who have purchased or leased a faulty vehicle. This means that if your vehicle’s defect surfaced after 24 months or 24,000 miles of use, you may still be entitled to compensation. In fact, you generally have four years after the first failed repair attempt to file a claim.
Still, we recommend reaching out to one of our lawyers as soon as possible so we can determine the best approach for your case.
Do You Have a Lemon? Reach Out to Krohn & Moss, Ltd.
If you believe your vehicle is a Lemon, the team at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. is here to help. Take our FREE online Lemon Test today to see if you qualify for a claim. Afterward, schedule a FREE case review with one of our Texas Lemon Law Lawyers. We look forward to helping you get back on the road with the refund or replacement vehicle you deserve.