STANDARDS OF THE TEXAS LEMON LAW
The following is a brief explanation of most relevant provisions of the Texas lemon law.
The complete text of the lemon law can be found at Texas Rev. Civ. Stat. Ann. title 14, §§
2301.001 et seq.
The Texas lemon law covers a motor vehicle, defined as:
1. Every fully self-propelled vehicle that has two or more wheels and has as its primary
purpose the transport of persons or property on a public highway;
2. Every fully self-propelled, titled vehicle that has two or more wheels and has as its
primary purpose of off-road transportation of persons or property;
3. An engine, transmission, or rear axle whether or not attached to a vehicle chassis,
that is manufactured for installation in a vehicle having as its primary purpose the
transport of persons or property on a public highway and having a gross vehicle
weight rating of more than 16,000 pounds; and
4. A towable recreational vehicle.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
1. A person who purchases a motor vehicle at retail from a Texas dealer, and who is
entitled to enforce the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty;
2. The lessor or lessee (other than a sublessee) who purchased or leased a motor vehicle
from a Texas dealer or lessor; or
3. The transferee or assignee of a retail purchaser, lessor or lessee as described above,
as long as the transferee or assignee is a resident of Texas and is entitled to enforce
the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty.
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any defect or condition that creates a serious safety hazard or
substantially impairs the use or market value of the motor vehicle. This is referred to as
a nonconformity. The Texas Department of Transportation has indicated that the
nonconformity must continue to exist.
More at: http://www.bbb.org/us/auto-line/state-lemon-laws/