Houston drivers may know that Texas Lemon Laws cover motorcycles under its consumer protections. But were you also aware that those protections only extend to the purchase of new or leased motor vehicles, and not the purchase of used motorcycles?
The Lemon Law aims to protect consumers by holding manufacturers accountable for any manufacturing or performance defects.
Regarding the Lemon Law, the Texas DMV site says, “If you have purchased or leased a new motor vehicle and it develops a defect or condition that substantially impairs the motor vehicle’s use, market value or safety, you may be eligible for relief under the Texas Lemon Law.”
The law’s protections do require consumers follow specific steps in allowing the manufacturer to repair the defect. This process is called “curing.”
Asking the manufacturer to take responsibility for fixing the defects allows for two things to happen in the marketplace: the buyer has confidence in the motor vehicle’s maker and the manufacturer maintains its reputation for quality and responsive service.
The greater health and safety of the public is also preserved because consumers are not asked to foot the repair bills independent of the maker. [Read more…]