Georgia has a neutral set of Lemon Laws, that are stronger than most states. The number
of repair attempts required for a car to qualify as a lemon is low, particularly for serious defects - these favor the consumer. However, the
definition of what vehicles are covered is narrow - these favor the manufacturer.
Georgia Lemon Law Rating: 3 (neurtral - neither favors nor disfavors the consumer)
- New passenger cars and trucks weighing less than 10,000 pounds that was purchased, leased OR registered in Georgia
- Includes the non-livable sections of motor homes
- Excludes motorcycles, and trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds
What constitutes a "lemon":
- The severity of a defect impacts when a car may be classified as a lemon:
- Very Severe Problem: Defect in steering or brake system
- One attempt to repair the vehicle in the first year or 12,000 miles
- Early Problem: Any defect that affects the use, safety or value of a vehicle
- Two repair attempts if the problem first occured in the first year or 12,000 miles.
- Problem: Any defect that affects the use, safety or value of a vehicle
- Three repair attempts if the problem didn't occur in the first year or 12,000 miles, but in the 2/24 period.
- 30 calendar days out of service
- Two years and 24,000 miles, although the lower repair requirements apply if a defect first appeared in the first year or 12,000 miles.
What to do if you suspect you have a lemon in Georgia:
- Immediately draft a letter to the manufacturer of your automobile
informing them of the defects you are experiencing. That notification letter must be sent via certified mail
- You will be required to give the manufacturer one last attempt to repair the vehicle.
- Ensure that you save ALL documentation related to your automobile
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