Lemon Law / Texas Lemon Law


Last updated: May 10, 2024

Texas Lemon Law

For 100% cost-free legal help throughout Texas, call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652)

The Texas Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act grant Texans who own defective vehicles the right to secure a repurchase, replacement, or monetary compensation from the manufacturer. Remedies are based upon the severity of the situation and the number of repair visits or days the vehicle is out of service. Best of all, both laws provide 100% cost-free legal representation, so there is no cost and no risk to filing a Lemon Law or breach of warranty claim with our firm.

THINK YOU HAVE A TEXAS LEMON LAW CLAIM? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

What vehicles qualify under the Texas Lemon Law?

The Texas Lemon Law covers defective automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles that suffer a defect within the first year of ownership or express warranty period, whichever comes first, that cannot be repaired after repeated attempts (normally 3-4) by a manufacturer’s authorized dealership. The TX Lemon Law covers both vehicles purchased and leased in Texas. In addition, the law also covers vehicles that spend 30 or more days out of service within the first year, and these days do not have to be consecutive, or for the same issue.

What if I have repetitive issues, or my vehicle has been in the shop an extended period of time, but the issue occurred after the first year of ownership? Do I still have a claim?

Even if the problems occur outside of the Texas Lemon Law parameters, you could still have rights under the Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act. This law states that if you have a manufacturer’s warranty, your vehicle should be fixed efficiently and effectively, and if it is not, you should receive compensation to reflect the diminished value of the vehicle as a result of the problem. This applies even if and when your vehicle is finally fixed.

If you receive compensation under the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, your vehicle is not branded in any way, shape, or form; you never need to disclose you received this money at the time of trade or sale, and your warranties remain firmly and fully in effect. Best of all, like the lemon law, the legal representation is completely cost-free, win or lose.

What types of issues fall under the Texas Lemon Law and Federal Warranty Laws?

These laws cover any defects that impair the use, value, and safety of your vehicle. They could involve your transmission or engine; your infotainment system; water leaks, trunks, doors, or windows not opening properly, stalling, cold starts, check engine lights, vibration or “death wobbles,” paint issues, or any other matter that would be covered under your manufacturer’s warranty.

How does the Texas Lemon Law and Federal Warranty Statutes provide completely cost-free legal representation and why do they provide this assistance?

Both laws include a fee-shifting provision which states that if the client prevails, the manufacturer must pay all attorney fees and legal costs either on top of recourse or as a mandatory part of any settlement. When you open a claim with Kimmel & Silverman, there are never any out-of-pocket costs, win or lose.

What makes a strong Texas Lemon Law or breach of warranty claim?

Documentation is always paramount in a strong case. When you open a claim, we will ask you for copies of your sales or lease paperwork, registration card, and repair records. The repair records are especially important because they outline mileage in, mileage out, days out of service, the nature of the defects, the work done to address these defects. The more repair records you have, the stronger the claim. The stronger the claim, the better the remedy.

Why should you use Kimmel & Silverman to represent you in a TX Lemon Law claim?

Since 1991, Kimmel & Silverman has prided themselves in being a leader in Lemon Law litigation, helping more than 185,000 drivers throughout the Country. We represent drivers throughout sixteen states with a full team of accomplished attorneys, support staff, paralegals, and ASE-certified experts. Our efforts have secured us countless awards throughout the legal community, and we have been featured on hundreds of national and local newscasts and talk shows.

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How do I move forward with opening a claim?

If you are ready to discuss your situation and how we can help, call us at 1-800-536-6652 or fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form at www.lemonlaw.com/rid.html.

DRIVING A LEMON IN TEXAS? MAKE THE CALL TO 1-800-LEMON-LAW!