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What Vehicles Are Covered Under The Lemon Law?

This law covers new vehicles that weigh under 10,000 pounds and were purchased, leased, or registered by the original buyer in the state of Georgia.

Demonstrator vehicles are also covered as long as the manufacturer`s warranty is provided.

The following table summarizes what is covered, how many times the vehicle has to be repaired for the same defect and the warranty period.

Vehicles Covered Repair Interval and Coverage Period
Any self­propelled vehicle, primarily designed for the transportation of persons or property over the public highways, that was leased, purchased or registered. Applies only to the chassis portion of motor homes. Does not include motorcycles or trucks with 10,000 pounds or more GVW. 1 repair attempt in the braking or steering system or 3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service for other problems.
1 year or 12,000 miles.
Note: Generally, the term Repair Attempts, as it relates to Lemon Law, refers to one or more attempts to fix the same defect although some states consider a vehicle to be a lemon if it required the specified number of repairs within the coverage period.

A car is out of service while being repaired or waiting for parts.

Warranty Period refers to the Manufacturer`s Express Warranty. Where the Coverage Period lists more than 1 option, the period applies to that option which occurs first.

This is only a summary, to get the complete Lemon Law Statute select your state from the combo box menu on the right side of this page, and click Get Statute.