Tuesday, March 11, 2008


In the state of Georgia, there are cars and other vehicles called “lemon.” Lemon cars used to be left and neglected by the manufacturers, leaving consumers frustrated with the new vehicle that they bought. Fortunately there is now a Lemon Law which protects the consumers as well as their investment when buying or leasing a brand new car. Vehicle manufacturers are now held accountable with all the problems that the new car have.

In the same state, every time somebody lease or buy a new car, they are required to pay three dollars ($3) for the Warranty Rights Act fee. The said fee will help add funds to the program of the state that offers free arbitration between the troubled consumers and the manufacturer of the vehicle that they bought so that the issues regarding lemon cars and Lemon Law will be resolved.

Since this law is quite new, many car owners are asking whether their car is covered by the Lemon Law or not. Unfortunately, the Lemon Law is only limited to the cars purchased from vehicle manufacturers. Moreover, only vehicles under the possession of the original owners are covered by the Lemon Law. The same goes for the leased cars or vehicles. Once the ownership has been changed, the car cannot be counted as a vehicle protected by the Lemon Law.

To answer the questions of those who are not yet familiar with the Lemon Law, below are some of the vehicles that are not protected by the said law in Georgia.

- second-hand vehicles that are leased or bought

- if the title of the car indicates that it is already a used vehicle

- motorcycles

- trucks that are 10,000 pounds

- ATVs or all-terrain vehicles

- Boats

- Vehicles that are not classified as motor vehicles

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