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Exclamation Use your state's lemon law for relief from the dangerous horrors of the xg750

Making HD corporate and dealer contacts? Why should we send a message they are already aware of? Really, think about an organization that fully understands they has a very dangerous problem and are resolved to do as little as possible unless law suits force them - they must have found the old AMF management policy book.

Most of the post I have read [from Texans]would qualify for relief under Texas Lemon Law:

TXDMV.GOV - Lemon Law

"If you are having repeated problems getting your new vehicle to operate the way that it should, the Texas Lemon Law may help you get it repurchased, replaced or repaired."

How many “reasonable attempts” to repair a defect is the manufacturer allowed?
One way to show the dealer has had a reasonable number of attempts to fix a defect is to pass the following tests. Mileage requirements in the tests do not apply to travel trailers.

The Four Times Test

You pass this test if you have taken your vehicle to the dealership for repair
twice for the same problem within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first; and
twice more during the 12 months or 12,000 miles following the second repair attempt, and
the problem continues to exist.
The Serious Safety Hazard Test

A serious safety hazard is a life-threatening malfunction that substantially impedes your ability to control or operate the vehicle normally, or that creates a substantial risk of fire or explosion. You pass this test if you have taken your vehicle to the dealership two or more times for the repair of a serious safety hazard

- once during first 12 months or 12,000 miles, and
- once more during the 12 months (or 12,000 miles) following the first repair attempt, and
the problem continues to exist.

The 30 Day Test

If your new vehicle has been out of service for repair due to a defect that substantially impairs the use or market value of the vehicle due to defects covered by the warranty for a total of 30 or more days during the first 24 months or 24,000 miles, and there were at least two repair attempts during the first 12 months or 12000 miles, and the problem still exists. If no loaner vehicle was provided to you by the dealer during this time period, you pass the test.

It is advisable to contact the Lemon Law Section of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) for more specific information and assistance at (888) 368-4689.

Some state lemon laws are even less demanding. Check you state's requirements.

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