2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 1 - SELLING AND OTHER TRADE PRACTICES
ARTICLE 29 - FARM TRACTOR WARRANTY ACT
§ 10-1-814 - Replacement of or refund for nonconforming farm tractor; limitation of liability
. Replacement of or refund for nonconforming farm tractor; limitation of liability
(a) If the manufacturer or its authorized dealers are unable to make the farm tractor conform to any applicable express written warranty by repairing or correcting any condition which substantially impairs the use or market value of the farm tractor to the consumer within the time periods and after the number of attempts specified in subsection (c) of this Code section, the manufacturer, through its authorized dealer who sold the farm tractor, shall, at the option of the consumer, replace the farm tractor with a comparable farm tractor, charging the consumer only a reasonable allowance for the consumer's use of the farm tractor, or accept the return of the farm tractor from the consumer and refund to the consumer the cash purchase price, including sales tax, license fees, registration fees, and any similar governmental charges, less a reasonable allowance for prior use. Refunds shall be made to the consumer and lienholder, if any, as their interests may appear in the county superior court clerk's office. If no replacement or refund is made, the consumer may bring a civil action against the manufacturer to enforce the obligation. No action may be brought unless the manufacturer has received prior direct written notification from or on behalf of the consumer and has been offered the opportunities, as set forth in subsection (c) of this Code section, to cure the condition alleged within a reasonable time that is not to exceed 30 business days.
(b) No dealer or distributor shall be held liable by the manufacturer or by the consumer for any collateral charges, damages, costs, purchase price refunds, or replacements, and manufacturers and consumers shall not have a cause of action against a dealer or distributor.
(c) The replacement or refund obligation specified in subsection (a) of this Code section shall arise if the manufacturer or its authorized dealers are unable to make the farm tractor conform to applicable express written warranties within 18 months of the original physical delivery of the farm tractor to the consumer and the same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer or its authorized dealers, but such nonconformity continues to exist or the farm tractor is out of service by reason of repair of the same nonconformity for a cumulative total of 30 or more business days when the service department of the authorized dealer in possession of the farm tractor is open for purposes of repair, provided that days when the consumer has been provided by the manufacturer or its authorized dealers with the use of another farm tractor which performs the same function shall not be counted.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer