Fayetteville, GA asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: How does the lemon law work for used vehicles

We (My wife and I) purchased a vehicle from a dealer and when we bought it the check engine light was not on. We bought the vehicle in TN and drove it to Ga. Before purchasing the vehicle we told the salesmen we needed emissions done in our state. He told us that her does not due emissions. We got half way home (Georgia) and the check engine light came on. We then took the car to auto zone and got the light checked and they got codes for a tune up needed. We got the tune up done and the check engine light came off. Then a day later the light came on again. We then took it to a Nissan dealer and had them check the code and then they got a transmission code. We can’t pass emissions in Ga with the check engine light on. Does the lemon law apply to our situation.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The GA Lemon Law will not help you here. The GA law is available only on brand new vehicles. Also, as you bought the vehicle in TN, you must look to the TN law(s) for your remedy if one is available.

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