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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.
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.
These articles explain the basic function of warranties and break down the different kinds of warranties that a consumer may encounter.
Several state and federal agencies have procedures for reporting fraud, scams, and other bad business practices.
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.
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.
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Below are some e-book titles that may help you with your research on warranty law.
Below are some library resources that can help with your warranty law questions.
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