Pickup Truck Lemon Laws in Texas

Pickup trucks are a staple of the Texas lifestyle, with their no-nonsense practicality and do-anything power. Unfortunately, many of the top-selling pickup trucks in Texas have been shown to have defects, putting drivers at risk of financial losses and/or injury. If you have recently purchased or leased a pickup truck and have had it repaired multiple times, your truck might be a lemon. If this is the case, you may be entitled to receive compensation! Under the Texas lemon laws you may have the right to claim damages for your defective truck.

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What Does Texas Lemon Law Say?

Texas lemon law provides consumers with the right to receive a refund, replacement or cash compensation from the manufacturer if the manufacturer is unable to fix a defect after repeated repairs during the warranty period. If the defect is considered a serious hazard, less repair attempts are necessary before the manufacturer is obligated to provide a refund, replacement truck or cash settlement.

Am I Eligible for Compensation for My Lemon?

If you own or are leasing a truck that is experiencing repeated defects despite being new and still under the manufacturer’s warranty, you are probably eligible for compensation! Once your truck is determined to be a lemon, the manufacturer is obligated to provide you with:

  • A vehicle buyback, covering all payments made towards the truck including your down payment, monthly payments, taxes, title and license fee (minus a usage fee); or
  • A replacement truck; or
  • A reimbursement for any out-of-pocket or incidental expenses you incurred due to the defects.
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    Is My Pickup Truck A Lemon?

    Almost all pickup truck manufacturers have been responsible for selling lemons, with some of the most popular trucks in the state being at high risk for being a lemon. These trucks include, but are not limited to:

    Some of the known and repeated defects with lemon pickup trucks have included issues ranging from lack of power to engine and transmission malfunctions to steering delays. If your truck has been to the shop repeatedly in the past two years despite it being brand new, you may have a lemon.

    When Is My Truck Not Eligible for Compensation?

    Sometimes your truck is defective, but isn’t considered a lemon or doesn’t qualify for compensation. This occurs when:

  • Defects occur after the expiration of the manufacturer warranty
  • The defects are due to consumer upgrades or modifications made to the truck
  • The defects are due to consumer misuse or neglect of the truck
  • The defects do not impair the safety, value or use of the truck
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    Contact a Texas Lemon Law Attorney Today to Seek the Damages You Are Owed

    If you believe your truck is a lemon, you have rights! Lemon lawyers are experienced in fighting for consumer rights and protections and would be proud to advocate for you.