Lemon Law Attorney in Austin, TX
The Texas Lemon Law applies to motor vehicle purchases. If a consumer purchases or leases a new vehicle that fails to operate properly after purchase due to a defect or condition, the consumer is eligible for relief under the Lemon Law.
If you’ve purchased a lemon in the greater Austin, TX area and you wish to take legal action in order to recoup your losses, call Jason Katims today to request a free consultation: (512) 900-0769.
Lemon Law and Consumer Protection
The Lemon Law falls under the category of consumer protection. A consumer is a person who pays money in exchange for a good or service. When a consumer feels that there is something unfair about such an exchange, it is sometimes possible to take legal action in an attempt to right the situation. Consumer law protects consumers from unfair practices by merchants or someone providing a service.
In the case of the lemon law, the consumer has purchased or leased a vehicle that proves to be poor quality. If the dealer or manufacturer does not correct the issue (either by repairing or replacing the vehicle or refunding the money paid) to the satisfaction of the consumer, the consumer can work with a lemon law attorney in an attempt to get fair compensation.
The Manufacturer’s Rights under the Lemon Law
The manufacturer is allowed a reasonable opportunity to repair the vehicle. “Reasonable attempts” include the following:
- The 4 Times Test. If you have taken your vehicle to the dealership for repair of the same defect or set of defects at least 4 times in the first two years or 24,000 miles and the problem is not corrected, you are eligible for relief under the Lemon Law.
- Serious Safety Hazard Test. This includes any life-threatening malfunction of the vehicle that impedes the consumer’s ability to operate or control the vehicle or indicates a risk of fire or explosion. If you have taken your vehicle to the dealership for repair of a serious safety hazard twice in the first two years or 24,000 miles and the problem still persists, you are eligible for lemon law relief.
- 30 Day Test. If your vehicle was out of operation for at least 30 total days of the first two years or 24,000 miles due to a defect that substantially impairs the use or market value of the vehicle, and you were not provided a comparable loaner vehicle, you are eligible for relief under the Texas lemon law.
If you qualify under any of the above tests, or if a different issue has occurred in your experience with a new vehicle, you have rights under the Lemon Law to pursue legal action.
Contact Us Today
Are you stuck with a lemon? You don’t have to be. Call Jason Katims, Lemon Law Attorney in Austin, TX and explain your situation: (512) 900-9769. If you qualify for consumer protection under the lemon law, Jason will take every legal step to protect your rights. Contact us online or call (512) 900-9769 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.