Georgia Lemon Law

The Basics:

When does a vehicle qualify?

  • 3 unsuccessful repair attempts of a defect, 1 unsuccessful repair attempt of a serious safety defect, or the vehicle is out of service for 30 calendar days within 24 months or 24,000 miles of purchase.

Required actions and Timeline: The owner must send notice to the manufacturer by overnight or certified mail and request return receipt. The manufacturer has 7 days to notify the consumer of a repair facility, and the owner has 14 days from the manufacturer’s receipt of the mailed notice to deliver their vehicle to the designated repair facility. The facility has 28 calendar days from the manufacturer’s receipt of the mailed notice to make a final repair attempt. A state-run arbitration mechanism is available.

Read Georgia’s Lemon Law Statute. 

See how well Georgia’s Lemon Law stacks up against other states in the Center for Auto Safety’s Lemon Law Rankings.

For a look at the strengths or weaknesses of your state lemon law, see the Center for Auto Safety Letter to Georgia Attorney General on Lemon Law Rank & Effectiveness.

More Helpful Information:

NOTE: Proceeding under this state’s lemon law may cause consumer to lose other important rights regarding the manufacturer and dealer.

State of Georgia Advice on Lemon Law Use.

Georgia Department of Law, Consumer Protection Division Lemon Law Website.

ARTICLE: One major drawback of the Georgia Lemon Law.