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Austin Lemon Law Attorney
Experienced Texas lemon law attorneys
If you own a lemon vehicle, contact us here or call 866-440-2460
Thousands of Austin drivers every year inadvertently purchase “lemon” vehicles: vehicles with repeated, unfixable problems.
Every manufacturer has produced lemons. They are monitored and regulated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This agency regulates the recall process, though this process can be complicated and intimidating.
When the recall process fails, Austin consumers can pursue legal remedies through both state and federal laws.
Austin consumers are protected by the Texas lemon law, which gives Texan consumers the legal tools they need to get the compensation they deserve. A qualified Austin lemon law attorney can use these tools to help you navigate the often complex legal system.
What Texas laws can help me with my lemon car?
Texas car consumers are protected by the Texas lemon law, which applies to motor vehicles with two or more wheels intended to transport persons or property on public highways.
The Texas lemon law applies to new vehicles including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motor homes, TRVs and neighborhood electric vehicles. The Texas lemon law does not cover used or repossessed vehicles, non-travel trailers, boats, or farming equipment.
Problems covered by the Texas lemon law must “substantially impair the use or market value of the vehicle,” such as faulty brakes or malfunctioning engine. Small problems, such as a light rattle or car stereo problem, don’t count.
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The Texas lemon law states a vehicle can be declared a lemon if it has a “serious defect or abnormal condition” covered by the manufacturer’s written warranty that is reported to the dealer or manufacturer within the warranty term. The owner must give the dealer or manufacturer a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair the problem, and the owner must give the manufacturer written notice of the defect and at least one opportunity for repair after notification.
How can an attorney help me with my Austin lemon car?
Andrew Ross, a lemon law attorney with Allen Stewart, PC, said the entire lemon law process of seeking legal recourse through the courts can be incredibly taxing and complex.
“The legal system is just complicated,” Ross said. “It’s not designed to be user friendly. Without being an attorney, I think it’s nearly impossible to fully know what you have to do.”
Ross said he’s rarely seen a breach of warranty case end to a consumer’s satisfaction without qualified legal representation.
“Most of the time if car owners are contacting the manufacturer, the manufacturer will blow them off,” Ross said. “Normally it takes an attorney representing the consumer to send a serious letter to the manufacturer to get their attention and start to negotiate settlement, and if that is unsuccessful, proceed to trial.”
Contact Allen Stewart, PC if you need an Austin lemon law lawyer.