Georgia Lemon Law
If your new car needs repeated repairs or has been out of service for an unreasonable amount of time, your vehicle may be a lemon entitling you to a cash settlement, a refund of your purchase price or even a new car. A reasonable amount of research should be conducted prior to purchasing a new vehicle. For example, an important factor to consider is the type and duration of the warranty purchased. If your new vehicle requires repairs, you will want extensive coverage out of your warranty, minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. If you discover your new vehicle underwent several attempts at repair, it may be covered under the Georgia Lemon Law.
In Georgia, in order to qualify as a lemon, your vehicle must:
- undergo at least one repair attempt in the braking or steering system within one year of the date of delivery or the first 12,000 miles; or
- undergo at least three attempts at repair for the same defect within 12 months from the original date of delivery or the first 12,000 miles; or
- be out of service due to repairs for a total of 30 or more calendar days within first year or 12,000 miles.
Should you feel your vehicle qualifies for a claim under the Georgia Lemon Law, contact an attorney to help you determine your rights.
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