Most people aren’t particularly familiar with Lemon Laws. Lemon Laws vary from state to state, but their purpose is largely the same: to protect consumers when they accidentally purchase defective automobiles that experience mechanical problems that are covered in the warranty.
If a vehicle you recently purchased is spending more and more time in the dealership’s service shop, you might be wondering, “What is the Lemon Law in Texas?”
The Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC can help you determine whether or not you have a valid Lemon Law case. Understanding the nuances and complexities of the Texas Lemon Law statute can be confusing, and the stringent timelines associated with Lemon Law don’t afford you much time to act; so contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Texas Lemon Law is designed to protect consumers. The state enacted their rendition of Lemon Law to give purchasers the upper hand when dealt a faulty automobile. When you consider how long it takes the average person to purchase a car, and weigh that metric against the profits generated by automobile manufacturers, it becomes clear that without a way to balance the scales of power for consumers and dealers, the deck is loaded in the manufacturer’s favor. Fortunately, the Texas Lemon Law statute helps level the playing field for both parties.
Before you can proceed with a claim, you need to determine that your car is truly a lemon. In order for your vehicle to earn this designation, it must meet one or all of the following conditions:
There are various tests to determine whether or not your vehicle is a lemon including the Four Times Test, the Serious Safety Hazard Test, and the 30-Day Test. Each test is founded on the supposition that you afforded the dealer a reasonable timeframe for fixing your vehicle. When service is provided multiple times, but the vehicle is unable to be repaired, you likely have a lemon on your hands.
If you would like to learn more about the Texas Lemon Law statute, 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.