Auto Lemon Law Texas

Texas Auto Lemon Lawyer

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Buying a vehicle should be an exciting and stress-free experience. However, there are times when a vehicle turns out to be a lemon, leaving the owner with constant repairs and frustrations. This is where a Texas auto lemon lawyer can help.

Contact Auto Lemon Law for a free consultation and learn how our legal professionals can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Our Texas Auto Lemon Lawyers?

Over 28 years of experience handling lemon law cases have given Kevin R, Duck, and the legal team at Auto Lemon Law award-winning insights into how to win auto lemon law claims in Texas.

Our successful track record boasts over 400 clients and more than $8 million recovered from the pockets of automakers responsible for ensuring safety, reliability, and quality in their vehicles.

Personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive legal representation are the core tenets of our law firm. That’s why we work tirelessly to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome in their case.

Our convenient Plano office location allows English and Spanish speakers in the city to access our legal services.

Can’t make it in because your car is a lemon? No problem. Kevin R. Duck and the legal team are available online or by phone for your free consultation.


Texas Lemon Laws: Understanding Your Right to Compensation

An Overview

In Texas, those who purchase or lease a new vehicle have certain protections under the state’s lemon laws. These laws are designed to protect consumers from vehicles that have substantial defects or recurring issues that cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of attempts.

Under the Texas Occupations Code §2301.601, a lemon is defined as a vehicle that has:

  • A defect or condition that substantially impairs the use or market value of the vehicle
  • A defect or condition that is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty
  • The defect or condition arose within the first 24 months after the consumer’s delivery date or before the vehicle reached 24,000 miles.

Unsure whether Texas lemon law covers your vehicle? Contact Auto Lemon Law Firm to schedule a free consultation.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for protection under Texas lemon laws, claimants must meet specific requirements including but not always limited to:

  • You must purchase or lease the vehicle in Texas
  • The defect must occur within the warranty period provided by the manufacturer
  • The vehicle must not have been damaged due to abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications
  • The claimant must have given the manufacturer reasonable attempts to repair the defect
  • The vehicle is/was designed and used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

Eligible new, used, owned, and leased vehicles may qualify under Texas lemon laws if they meet these requirements, including:

  • Cars and trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational vehicles
  • Vans and SUVs
  • ATVs and UTVs
  • Boats and watercraft

Despite meeting all criteria, the most critical aspect of eligibility requirements is the statute of limitations.

In Texas, you must file a claim within six months of:

  • Express warranty term expiration;
  • 24 months after purchase; or
  • 24,000 miles after the vehicle’s delivery date (RTV not included)

Determining if you meet the eligibility requirements requires undergoing a painstaking process. You could lose out on your chance for compensation if you do this yourself.

Don’t risk your financial future over a lemon. Contact Auto Lemon Law in Texas for efficient, compassionate, and comprehensive legal assistance with your case.

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How Much Is My Texas Auto Lemon Case Worth?

Texas allows eligible consumers to recover their vehicle’s full purchase or lease price.

You may recover additional damages such as:

  • Repair costs
  • Towing and rental car expenses
  • Attorney fees and court costs

The value of your case depends on multiple factors, including the severity of the defect, the number of repair attempts made, and the impact it had on your daily life.

Considering that a new car in Texas costs upwards of $42,000 and court fees can total thousands of dollars, it is essential to have an experienced Texas auto lemon lawyer working to secure maximum compensation.

What Is Reasonable Repair?

Under Texas lemon laws, the manufacturer must be given a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect before the vehicle can be considered a lemon.

This means that they have been provided with an adequate amount of time and opportunity to fix the issue.

In most cases, four or more repair attempts for the same defect or two or more repairs for a severe safety hazard are considered reasonable.

However, this can vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

It is essential to keep records of all repairs and communication with the manufacturer to ensure a strong case for compensation.

Our Texas auto lemon lawyers can guide you through this process and help you gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.

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What Defects or Repairs Qualify Under Texas Auto Lemon Law?

Any defect or condition that substantially impairs your vehicle’s use or market value and that the manufacturer’s warranty covers may qualify under Texas lemon laws, including but not limited to:

  • Engine issues
  • Transmission problems
  • Steering and suspension issues
  • Electrical malfunctions
  • Safety recalls

Even if you don’t think your vehicle qualifies, consult an experienced lemon law attorney in Texas to explore all possible options.

Our Practice Areas

Auto Lemon Law exclusively focuses on lemon law cases in Texas. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights of consumers who bought or leased defective vehicles within the past four years.

Practice areas we handle include:

  • New vehicle lemons
  • Used vehicle lemons
  • RV and motorhome lemons
  • Boat and watercraft lemons
  • Motorcycle lemons
  • GM/Chevy lemon law cases
  • Ford lemon law cases
  • Toyota lemon law cases
  • Chevy lemon law cases
  • Chrysler and Jeep lemon law cases

No matter what type of vehicle you have, if it meets the eligibility requirements for Texas lemon laws, our team can seek the compensation you deserve.

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When Life Hands You Lemons, Call Auto Lemon Law in Texas

Texans deserve to have reliable and safe vehicles, and when manufacturers fail to uphold their end of the bargain, our experienced auto lemon lawyers are here to help.

If you believe your vehicle may qualify under Texas lemon law, contact Kevin R. Duck and the team to schedule your free consultation online or at (877) 902-1144.

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    Licensed Jurisdictions

    • U.S. Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. Western District of Texas

    Frequently Asked Questions

    In some limited instances, the manufacturer may repurchase the vehicle. In most cases, a cash award will be the remedy.  Typically [80%] recovery is anywhere 5% to 15% of the purchase price. The range depends on the number of repairs, nature of the repairs. mileage on the vehicle and days out of service. In some instances, the damages will exceed 15% due to the extent of the defect, circumstances and days out of service.

    The law provides that if the buyer proves a manufacturing defect with vehicle that the manufacturer is liable for the buyers’ attorney fees. Part of our investigation and evaluation process is to identify manufacturing defects. When we proceed, we are confident we can prove a manufacturing defect. Thus, we seek our attorney fees from the manufacturer. If a settlement can be reached, the fees will be part of the settlement agreement. If the case goes to trial, the fees will be part of a verdict or order. Either way, you are not required to pre-pay fees, pay a retainer or pay fees in the event we fail to make a recovery on your behalf.

    Texas laws that address motor vehicle warranties include: 2301.601- 2301.613 (“Texas Lemon Law”) 15 USC 2301, et seq. (“Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act”), Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and, Texas Business and Commerce Code Section 17.01, et seq. (Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act).

    We represent consumers in federal courts pursuant to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and are admitted in all Texas Federal Courts.

    A rebuttable presumption that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to an applicable express warranty is established if: the same nonconformity continues to exist after being subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, converter, or distributor or an authorized agent or franchised dealer of a manufacturer, converter, or distributor and the attempts were made before the earlier of: the date the express warranty expires ; or 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first, following the date of original delivery of the motor vehicle to the owner.

    A manufacturer, converter, or distributor that is unable to conform a motor vehicle to an applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting a defect or condition that creates a serious safety hazard or substantially impairs the use or market value of the motor vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts shall reimburse the owner for reasonable incidental costs resulting from loss of use of the motor vehicle because of the nonconformity or defect and: replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle; or accept return of the vehicle from the owner and refund to the owner the full purchase price, less a reasonable allowance for the owner’s use of the vehicle, and any other allowances or refunds payable to the owner.

    The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act is a United States federal law (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) that governs warranties on consumer products. The law does not require any product to have a warranty (it may be sold “as is”), but if it does have a warranty, the warranty must comply with this law. The law was created to fix problems as a result of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in an unfair or misleading manner and provides consumers with remedies for violation of express and implied warranties.

    A consumer may maintain an action where any of the following constitute a producing cause of economic damages or damages for mental anguish: (1) the use or employment by any person of a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice that is:(A) specifically enumerated in a subdivision of Subsection (b) of Section 17.46 of the TDTPA; and (B) relied on by a consumer to the consumer’s detriment; (2) breach of an express or implied warranty.

    A consumer may maintain an action where any of the following constitute a producing cause of economic damages or damages for mental anguish: (1) the use or employment by any person of a false, misleading, or deceptive act or practice that is:(A) specifically enumerated in a subdivision of Subsection (b) of Section 17.46 of the TDTPA; and (B) relied on by a consumer to the consumer’s detriment; (2) breach of an express or implied warranty.

    Why You Should Hire Auto Lemon Lawyer

    When it comes to dealing with a defective vehicle, commonly referred to as a “lemon,” the expertise of an Auto Lemon Lawyer like Mr. Duck is invaluable. Mr. Duck’s impressive 28 years of litigation experience in the field of consumer law, including Lemon Law and other consumer laws, positions him as a leading expert in this area. His successful track record in representing thousands of motor vehicle owners speaks volumes about his dedication and proficiency in handling these complex Lemon Law cases.

    Mr. Duck has not only provided his Lemon Law clients with adequate representation, but he has also secured substantial compensation for these clients. The millions of dollars collected from automobile manufacturers for the his Lemon Law clients purchased highlight his ability to navigate through the intricate legal landscape. This success is a direct result of his comprehensive understanding of Lemon Law and other related consumer laws.

    Mr. Duck’s approach to these cases is tailored to not only achieve legal success but also to alleviate the emotional and financial burden that comes with owning a defective vehicle. The combination of his deep legal knowledge in Lemon Law and other consumer laws, along with his commitment to his clients, makes him an exceptional choice for anyone facing issues with a defective vehicle.

    *We represent consumers in federal courts pursuant to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and are admitted in all Texas Federal Courts.*

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    • Handle your case personally
    • Return your calls
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    • Inform and advise you about the law as it relates to your case so you can make informed decisions

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    • Properly evaluate and research your case
    • Tell you the “Good, Bad, and Ugly” about your case
    • Represent you with integrity
    • Fight for you
    • Spend the time, money, and effort it takes to obtain the best result


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    • Duck Law Firm represented me when my brand new vehicle left me stranded on muliple occasions with engine problems. I am extemely pleased with Duck Law Firm and how they handled my case. They were very responsive and answered all of my questions.

      Zack Horne Avatar Zack Horne
      June 20, 2023

      I am so pleased with Duck Law Firm and how they handled my case. They were very responsive and I couldn't have asked for better service in dealing with the issues I was having with the dealership. Kevin and his team were very upfront with me about everything from the get go and told me exactly how things would proceed and how long the process would take. This was the first time I have ever had to deal with something like this, and I hope I don't have to go through this again, but if I do, I would call them back in a second. Many thanks to Kevin and his team for making me feel respected, heard and understood.

      Shanie Bourg Avatar Shanie Bourg
      June 11, 2023

      Law firm is very professional very attentive to my needs whenever I called Erin Farnsworth took the time to help and answer any questions or issues I had, I would recommend Kevin duck and I will use Kevin duck in the future , they got my money fast! Also I received more than I thought I would initially get thank you duck law firm especially Erin outstanding job you guys are awesome!

      mark offutt Avatar mark offutt
      June 11, 2023
    • My brand new truck was plagued with transmission issues from the get-go. The manufacturer would not agree to a thorough repair even though it was under warranty. The Duck Law Firm took my case and crushed the large automotive corporation with a decisive monetary victory. Highly Recommended!

      Mark Gillespie Avatar Mark Gillespie
      June 11, 2023

      The Duck Law Firm is a great group to work with. They have always given great advice and guided me through legal troubles like family. I will always send loved ones their way when needing help with personal injury and lemon law assists.

      Emily Milke Avatar Emily Milke
      May 11, 2023

      Great group of people to work with!

      Mallory Gordon Avatar Mallory Gordon
      May 11, 2023
    • Duck Law Firm represented me when my brand new vehicle left me stranded on four occasions. The car company would not let me out of my lease or replace my car. It was clearly a lemon! Duck Law Firm was able to get all the money I paid, including my insurance refunded. If you have any issues with your vehicle, I highly recommend Kevin Duck and the Duck Law Firm.

      Lisa Duhon Avatar Lisa Duhon
      February 11, 2023

      Duck Law Firm helped me receive money back that I didn't know I was entitled to! When my car had to be kept at the dealership due to transmissions issues, Lemon Lawyer made sure I was taken care of financially.

      Ainsley Messina Avatar Ainsley Messina
      February 11, 2023

      I was plagued by a continuous electrical problem on my truck. Brought it to two different dealerships multiple times to no avail. In frustration I turned to Mr Duck's firm and was contacted by Jesse who stayed in contact with me and helped me navigate the lemon law process. I never had a need to explore it before. One time I had questions about some specifics and received a call from Kevin who talked to me for 45 minutes answering all of my questions and explained what to expect. My settlement was far more than I anticipated and even finally got my truck satisfactorily repaired! Highly recommend this firm if you get to the point of having nowhere else to turn.

      Gregg Meaux Avatar Gregg Meaux
      December 11, 2022

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