Morning Money Matters: Changes to GA Lemon Law

January 22, 2009; News 12 This Morning

You know the expression "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?" Well, now more of you might be able to make a case and maybe get your money back. With the new year came some new changes to the Lemon Law in Georgia.

Those changes offer broader protections, a more streamlined process, and is more consumer-friendly.

One of the main improvements is the lemon law rights period. It has doubled from 12 months or 12,000 miles to 24 months or 24,000 miles. The weight limit has also changed from 10,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds. That means bigger trucks like the Ford F350, Dodge Ram 3500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, and GMC Sierra 3500 are covered.

The revised Lemon Law also protects more small businesses, saving them thousands on vehicle repair and replacement costs.

Remember, the Georgia Lemon Law only covers brand new vehicles that you either buy or lease. It does not cover used vehicles.

If you want to read more on the law or what you need to do if you think you have a lemon, click on the link below. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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