Texas Lemon Law
A motor vehicle may be declared a lemon if it meets all of the following conditions:
- The vehicle has a serious defect or abnormal condition.
- The defect or condition is covered by a manufacturer’s written warranty.
- The owner reports the defect or condition to the dealer or manufacturer within the warranty term.
- The owner gives the dealer or manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect or condition.
- The owner gives the manufacturer (preferably by certified mail) written notice of the defect and at least one opportunity for repair.
- The defect or condition persists and substantially impairs the vehicle’s use or market value, or creates a serious safety hazard.
- The owner files a timely Lemon Law complaint and pays the filing fee.
3 Tests Under the Texas Lemon Law
If you have taken the vehicle to a dealership for repairs:
- two times for the same problem or defect within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, and
- twice more during the 12 months or 12,000 miles after the second repair attempt, and
- the problem is still not repaired — you pass the four-times test.
If you have taken the vehicle for repair of a serious safety hazard:
- once during the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, and
- once more during the 12 months or 12,000 miles following the first repair attempt, and
- the problem is still not repaired — you pass the serious-safety-hazard test.
If your vehicle has been out of service for repair because of problems covered by the warranty:
- for a total of 30 days or more, not necessarily all at one time, during the first 24 months or 24,000 miles, and
- there were two repair attempts during the first 12 months or 12,000 miles immediately after delivery, and
- a substantial problem still exists — you pass the 30-days test.
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