One of the most common misconceptions about a consumer’s right in the State of Georgia is the “lemon law”. Many people think that these laws protect them for any “big ticket” item they purchase. While all 50 states have lemon laws that cover new car purchases, there is no universal "lemon law" that applies to every big-ticket item. Georgia’s Lemon Law covers only motor vehicles purchased or leased new. It does not cover used cars or new products other than new motor vehicles such as cars or passenger trucks. The Governor’s Office of Consumer affairs warns residents of Georgia that they are the ones that are responsible when purchasing a used car or truck to be sure the vehicle is in good operating condition.