Lemon Law

What If I'm Not Satisfied?

Neither you nor the manufacturer has to accept the ALJ`s decision. Copies of the decision and order are sent to the consumer and the manufacturer by certified mail. Each can file a motion for rehearing within 20 days after the decision is mailed. The motion may be sent either to the director of the Motor Vehicle Division or to the Motor Vehicle Board. Parties are promptly notified whether the motion for rehearing has been granted or denied.

If a rehearing is denied, a party can appeal to the State District Court in Travis County within 30 days of the order denying the motion for rehearing. A replacement or repurchase order remains in effect even though a manufacturer files an appeal.

A party wishing to appeal a TxDOT order should hire an attorney promptly because of the short time allowed to file an appeal.