Texas Lemon Law Information

The Texas Lemon Law applies when the criteria for at least one of the following tests is met:

  • Four-times test: the dealer has attempted to repair the same problem at least twice during the first year/12,000 miles, and at least twice more during the next year/12,000 miles, or
  • Serious safety-hazard test: the dealer has attempted to repair a serious safety hazard at least once during the first year/12,000 miles, and at least once again during the next year or 12,000 miles, or
  • 30-day test: the vehicle has been out of service for repair for a cumulative total of 30 or more business days during the first two years or 24,000 miles, AND there were at least two (2) repair attempts during the first 12 months/12,000 miles.

The Texas Lemon Law does not cover used motor vehicles (including program vehicles), repossessed vehicles, non-travel trailers, boats, or farm equipment. Neither does it cover vehicles with problems caused by owner's abuse, neglect or unauthorized changes to the vehicle, parts or components not authorized or installed by the manufacturer*, or problems that do not substantially affect the use or market value of the vehicle like minor rattles or stereo problems.

Recommended Texas Lemon Law Attorneys

  • KAHN & ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. is a growing consumer law firm dedicated to providing legal counsel to consumers. The firm was founded in 1996 in Cleveland, Ohio to provide legal services to individuals who purchased defective new motor vehicles (a.k.a. Lemons). Since that time, Kahn & Associates, L.L.C. has continued to expand. Our firm has the distinction of successfully handling the first and only Ohio Lemon Law case to reach the Supreme Court of Ohio, Royster v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (2001), 92 Ohio St.3d 327, case No. 00-1076.

  • Consumer Law Attorney Kevin Le, J.D. »

    The Law Offices of Kevin Le handle lemon law and warranty claims for most new cars and consumer products. Under the "Texas Lemon Law", applicable Federal Consumer Laws such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, and the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, you may be entitled to a recovery in a form of a settlement, new vehicle replacement, or refund.

Helpful Lemon Law Tips

Most states require you to notify the dealer and the manufacturer that you have a Lemon Law claim. Always use Certified Mail with Return Receipt.

If the manufacturer has an informal mediation or dispute resolution process, most states require you to do that first before pursuing litigation. However, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

Most lawyers will not charge you for an initial consultation or legal fees for Lemon Law arbitration. If they decide you have a case, normally the manufacturer is forced to pay your legal costs.