Georgia Lemon Law
The Georgia Lemon Law covers consumers that purchase or lease a new car or truck, or a self-propelled recreational vehicle (RV”), and have experienced defects or nonconformities with their vehicles. Specifically, the Lemon Law statute in Georgia applies to any new motor vehicle (as detailed above) that was bought or leased in Georgia and meets the following qualifications:
- It was primarily designed for transporting people or property over public highways.
- It is registered for a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less.
- It has experienced at least one nonconformity that constitutes a substantial impairment to the use, value or safety of the vehicle, or renders the vehicle nonconforming to the manufacturer’s warranty.
Manufacturers of motor vehicles must repair its nonconformities within a reasonable number of repair attempts. Pursuant to Georgia’s Lemon Law statute, a “reasonable number of attempts” means one of the following:
- The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership at least once for a serious safety defect within the first two years after the vehicle was purchased or leased, or before it has been driven 24,000 miles, and that serious safety defect still exists; OR
- The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership at least three times for the same nonconformity within the first two years after the vehicle was purchased or leased, or before it has been driven 24,000 miles, and that nonconformity still exists; OR
- The vehicle was out of service as a result of its nonconformities for at least thirty days within the first two years after the vehicle was purchased or leased, or before it has been driven 24,000 miles.
Our attorneys have represented purchasers of defective cars, trucks and RV’s in Georgia for many years. If you are not sure whether your vehicle is a lemon, our Georgia Lemon Law attorneys can assist you and answer any questions that you have.What Will the Manufacturer Do for Me If My Vehicle Is a Lemon Vehicle?
If you have a Lemon vehicle in Georgia, you are entitled to have the manufacturer buy it back from you or replace it with a new one. Alternatively, you may be able to receive a “cash-and-keep” settlement, wherein the manufacturer would pay you monetary damages due to the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its defects and nonconformities.
David is a Georgia consumer who sought our help in connection with a laundry list of problems that he was experiencing with his new Tesla Mosel 3. David took his vehicle to an authorized Tesla dealer on multiple occasions, and it was out of service for approximately 57 days while being repaired at is local Tesla dealer. David was in need of a Georgia consumer attorney that handled Lemon Law cases, and ultimately agreed to have our firm represent him. Throughout the course of his case, we engaged in settlement negotiations directly with Tesla, and after just a few months, we were able to convince Tesla to repurchase his defective vehicle. Tesla also agreed to pay our attorneys’ fees, so David did not have to incur that expense.
Even if your vehicle does not fall under the parameters of the Lemon Law, you might still be entitled to receive monetary compensation under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, the federal lemon law that applies to any defective product that comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. The federal law also requires the manufacturer to pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees, so we don’t have to charge our clients for our services.WWhy Should I Choose the Weisberg Consumer Law Group to Be My Lemon Law Attorneys?
David is just one of the thousands of car buyers that our attorneys have represented all over the country. Our experienced Georgia Lemon Law attorneys will guide you every step of the way, and work with you directly to get the best possible resolution to your case. Connect here for a free, no-obligation Georgia Lemon Law case review.