Texans like their laws but one of the most misunderstood laws in Texas is the lemon law. To qualify under the Texas lemon law or the federal lemon law, you must have a product that has gone through multiple repair attempts under the manufacturer’s factory warranty. The Texas Lemon Laws cover new and leased vehicles which include cars, vand, motorcycles, trucks, motor homes, all-terrain vehicles, and electric vehicles.
The Texas lemon law is a state law that helps consumers who buy or lease new motor vehicles and have repeated problems getting their vehicles properly repaired. Texas Lemon laws are only applicable for vehicle-related problems which are caused by the manufacuter. Any problems caused by owner's neglect, abuse or any unauthorized changes done to the product are not covered. In Texas, anything mechanical is covered by lemon laws as well as the federal lemon laws.
Basically, the Texas lemon laws say that if you bought a new car that has serious flaws covered by the warranty that can't be fixed, you are entitled to either a replacement or a refund from the manufacturer. This is the same as the lemon laws in most states.
If you are having problems getting your new vehicle repaired and it was purchased or leased from a licensed Texas dealer, the Texas lemon laws should be able to help you. Seek out a lemon law lawyer and he/she will be able to inform you of your options.