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Warranty Law

Information on warranties and warranty law in Texas.

General Information

About This Guide

In general, warranties are promises, assurances, or guarantees that a product will do what it is intended to do. Different types of consumer products will have different types of warranties, and there are limits to what a warranty covers.

The information on this page is intended to help you understand what a warranty is, what types of warranties exist, the state and federal laws that govern warranties, and what remedies you may have.

We also include special sections dedicated to two specific types of warranties: the "lemon law" for vehicles and laws related to manufactured housing warranties.

Texas and Federal Laws on Warranties

Below you will find links to the actual text of the Texas and federal laws that deal with warranties and service contracts (extended warranties) in general.

If you are looking for the laws relating to motor vehicle warranties (the "Lemon Law") or to manufactured housing warranties, see the boxes below.

Motor Vehicles, the Lemon Law, and Optional Warranties

In general, the Lemon Law covers issues related to new vehicles that have repeated problems. Below are some resources that can help you understand the Texas Lemon Law, including when and how it applies and how to file a complaint.

Manufactured Housing Warranties

Texas has special provisions related to warranties on manufactured housing. Use the resources below to find more information about these special provisions, including the text of the laws themselves.

Explained in "Plain English"

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in "plain English."

If you are looking for information relating to motor vehicle warranties (the "Lemon Law") or to manufactured housing warranties, see the boxes below.

Who Can I Contact?

You may want to contact the state agencies listed below as they have jurisdiction over certain warranty issues in Texas.

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

If you have a library account in good standing, you can check out an OverDrive e-book title or access our remote databases. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account from home! Learn more about how to register from home.

Below are some e-book titles that may help you with your research on warranty law.

Books Available from the State Law Library

Below are some library resources that can help with your warranty law questions.

If you are looking for books that can help you during litigation, click on the "Practice Aids" page. We also have other resources in addition to the highlights below. Please call us at (512) 463-1722 if you have questions.