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Lemon Law Cases in Texas

There have been approximately 17,400 complaints related to Lemon Law in the State of Texas since 1993. Are automobile manufacturers being held accountable for producing safe, reliable vehicles for consumers? In Texas, the answer is a resounding “yes,” thanks in part to the hard work of Lemon Law lawyers. Still, the high volume of Lemon Law cases in Texas is an alarming statistic that exemplifies how severe the issue of defective automobiles is in the United States.

Exploring Texas Lemon Law Claims

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) started publishing its Lemon Law Annual Report in 2015. Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §2301.611, the report is published on a fiscal year basis and is designed to measure the results of the Texas Lemon Law, which was passed by the Texas Legislature in 1983. The report illuminates the scope of the defective automobile problem in Texas. This information is then utilized to improve the current law and ensure that consumers have appropriate legal recourse for Lemon Law cases.

In 2016, Texas Lemon Law claims included:

  • 25 automobiles were repurchased or replaced by manufacturers following a hearing that confirmed the presence of substantial defects. The total value was just over $903,000.00. There are also a large number of repurchased vehicles originating via negotiated settlements, which is not included in this statistic.
  • 66 automobiles were reacquired by manufacturers after settlement agreements were reached with consumers who filed a complaint with the TxDMV.
  • 521 out-of-state defective automobiles were reacquired by manufacturers after entering Texas for repairs of alleged defects.  
  • 450 lemon law complaints were filed with the TxDMV which accounted for an increase of 13 percent since 2014.
  • 444 lemon law complaints were closed by the TxDMV in 2016.
  • 211 complaints were settled by the TxDMV before a hearings examiner reaching a final decision.

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If you think you’ve purchased or leased a defective automobile under warranty, submit our free case evaluation form to see if you have a case. We have been serving Texans for over a decade and our counsel has helped hundreds of clients move on from their defective automobiles. If your new vehicle has already taken multiple trips to the mechanic to no avail, contact a lawyer who focuses on Lemon Law cases in Texas to see if your case qualifies for protection under Texas Lemon Law.

If you would like to learn more about Texas Lemon Law claims, please submit our free case evaluation form.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.