Manufacturers - Lemon Law Required Filings

Motor vehicle manufacturers that reacquire vehicles covered by Georgia’s Lemon Law - or a similar law of another state and are transferred into Georgia - have responsibilities to notify the Georgia Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division and to disclose the reason for the reacquisition to the next transferee.

The definition of a “reacquired vehicle” according to O.C.G.A. Section 10-1-782(21) is as follows:

“Reacquired vehicle” means a new motor vehicle with an alleged nonconformity that has been replaced or repurchased by the manufacturer as the result of any court order or judgment, arbitration decision, voluntary settlement entered into between a manufacturer and the consumer, or voluntary settlement between a new motor vehicle dealer and a consumer in which the manufacturer directly or indirectly participated.

When the vehicle is resold or leased to the ultimate consumer, the manufacturer is required to warrant the defect resulting in the reacquisition for a period of one year or 12,000 miles, whichever occurs, and to notify the Georgia Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division that the warranty has been activated. Manufacturers may submit alternative forms to the Attorney General for approval to comply with these reporting and disclosure requirements.  Otherwise, the forms provided below are to be used for this purpose.

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