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Georgia Lemon Law

Georgia Lemon law Code 10-1-780

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-780

This article shall be known and may be cited as the “Motor Vehicle Warranty Rights Act.”

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-781

The General Assembly recognizes that a new motor vehicle is a major consumer purchase and that a defective motor vehicle is likely to create hardship for, or may cause injury to, the consumer.It is the intent of the General Assembly to ensure that the consumer is made aware of his or her rights under this article.In enacting these comprehensive measures, it is the intent of the General Assembly to create the proper blend of private and public remedies necessary to enforce this article.

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-782

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this Code section apply throughout this article. As used in this article, the term:

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-783

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-784

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-785

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-786

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-787

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-788

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-789

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-790

A violation of this article, or any failure of any person, including a manufacturer or its agents, to honor any express warranty, automotive or otherwise, issued by that person, regardless of whether or not such warranty was purchased as a separate item by the consumer and regardless of whether or not any dispute under the warranty is deemed eligible for arbitration under this article, shall constitute an unfair and deceptive act or practice and a consumer transaction under Part 2 of Article 15 of this chapter.In determining whether there is an unfair and deceptive act or practice under this Code section, the principles in this article regarding a reasonable number of attempts may serve as guidelines. All public and private remedies provided under Part 2 of Article 15 of this chapter shall be available to enforce this article, subject to the affirmative defenses provided in Code Section 10-1-787, and except as provided in Code Section 10-1-784.

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-791

Any agreement entered into by a consumer for the purchase of a new motor vehicle that waives, limits, or disclaims the rights set forth in this article shall be void as contrary to public policy. Said rights shall extend to a subsequent transferee of a new motor vehicle.

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-792

Nothing in this article shall limit anyone from pursuing other rights or remedies under any other law, except as otherwise provided in this article.

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-793

Georgia Lemon law 10-1-794

The new motor vehicle arbitration panel or panels shall begin operating on January 2, 1991.The administrator in his discretion may establish and operate the panel or panels under any of the following procedures, provided that disputes filed during the same time period shall not be handled under different procedures: (1) contracting with private or public entities to conduct arbitrations under the procedures and standards in this article, (2) appointing private citizens to serve on a panel or panels, or (3) hiring temporary or permanent employees to serve on the panel or panels. Each new motor vehicle arbitration panel shall consist of three members, none of whom may be directly or indirectly involved in the manufacture, distribution, sale, or service of any motor vehicle or employed by or related to the consumer.All panel members shall have a degree from an American Bar Association Accredited School of Law or shall have at least two years’ experience in professional arbitration.Any private citizens appointed by the administrator to serve as panel members shall be reimbursed for expenses as are members of the General Assembly and shall be compensated at an hourly rate as determined by the administrator. Temporary or permanent employees hired to serve on the panels shall be in the unclassified service and may serve on a full or part-time basis at a salary determined by the administrator.All administrative staff hired by the administrator to aid in the administration of this article shall be in the unclassified service and compensated at a salary determined by the administrator.