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Lemon Law of Texas

 
The Lemon Law Texas exists to protect car owners from having to deal with a defective automobile. Lemon Law Texas outlines what constitutes a Lemon and what your rights are as a consumer.

When the automobile defect is neither a safety hazard nor life-threatening, Lemon Law Texas allows for 4 repair attempts. If the defect is related to the brakes or steering, the problem is potentially life-threatening. Therefore, Lemon Law Texas will allow the dealer to make only 2 repair attempts. If the requisite repair attempts have been made and the defect still exists, the car is then classified as a :Lemon; and will be eligible for a refund.

Under the Lemon Law Texas, the repair attempts must occur within 2 years or 24,000, whichever comes first, for non-life threatening defects. For safety-hazard defects, Lemon Law Texas states that the repair attempts must occur within 1 year or 12,000 miles.

Like other states, Lemon Law Texas mandates that owners utilize an authorized service center to have the automobile repaired. Further, no unauthorized alterations or modifications can be made. This is because manufacturers have the right, under Lemon Law Texas, to challenge any Lemon claims and to investigate them. Should the defect be found to have stemmed from unauthorized alterations, abuse, or neglect, a refund will not be issued.

Lemon Law Texas also states that owners must document their claims in writing and outline the details of the defects, particularly if it・s outlined in the owner・s manual. Supporting documentation should also accompany the claims, including written estimates, receipts, and other diagnostic evidence.

While consumers might be entitled to refunds under Lemon Law Texas, the state might also allow for manufacturers to reimburse the owner for costs incurred related to the defect. For example, car rentals while the defective car is in the shop and tow trucks hired to tow the vehicle to the authorized repair center are entitled to reimbursement under Lemon Law Texas. As well, Lemon Law Texas does not allow for a full refund. The refund will be prorated based on the mileage put on the car by the owner.

Lemon Law Texas covers new vehicles, including trucks, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motor homes, TRVs, and vans. :Demo cars; are also covered under Lemon Law Texas.

Lemon Law Texas does not cover used vehicles, repossessed vehicles, farm equipment, or boats. Lemon Law Texas also does not cover defects due to owner neglect or abuse, unauthorized modifications, after-market parts, or problems which don・t have a substantial effect on the car・s market value.

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