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Texas Lemon Law article in the Lufkin Daily News

Jeff Bates, a Texas attorney, wrote an article in the Lufkin Daily News regarding the Texas Lemon Law this past Sunday. The article highlights the three (3) rebuttable presumptions that a consumer is required to meet before becoming eligible for a car repurchase or replacement under the Texas Lemon Law.

The only thing that I would like to add that the article does not mention is the following:

Texas Lemon Law Statute of Limitation: it is important to note that if you are a consumer who purchased a new car and believe that you might have a lemon in possession, then it is important to be mindful of the deadline to file a claim with the Texas Department of Transportation (DOT). Failure to do so might make your vehicle ineligible for the Texas Lemon Law administrative program. Please contact a Texas Lemon Law attorney as soon as possible to determine if the deadline has passed or not.

The Exception to the Texas Lemon Law Thirty (30) Day Out of Service Rule: there is a third rebuttable presumption that states that there is a “substantial impairment” if the vehicle has been out of service for at least 30 days. However, you have to read the entire statute. Section ยง 2301.605(c) of the General Warranty Complaints of the Texas Occupations Code Annotated (this section is better known as the Texas Lemon Law) states that the “30 days described … do not include any period during which the manufacturer or distributor lends the owner a comparable motor vehicle while the owner’s vehicle is being repaired by a franchised dealer.”

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