How Does The South Carolina Lemon Law Define A Lemon?
- was bought on or after October 3, 1989;
- has a defect that impairs its use or will lower its market value substantially; and
- which the manufacturer cannot repair within a reasonable time.
The following table summarizes what is covered, how many times the vehicle has to be repaired for the same defect and the warranty period.
|Vehicles Covered||Repair Interval and Coverage Period|
|Passenger motor vehicles including cars, vans, and small trucks.||3 repair attempts or 30 calendar days out of service|
|1 year or 12,000 miles.|
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Lemon Law Articles
- What Defects Are Not Covered Under The Lemon Law?
- Does South Carolina Have A Used Car Lemon Law?
- If I Discover A Defect What Do I Need To Do?
- What Happens If The Manufacturer Is Unable To Repair The Defect?
- What Do I Need To Do To Get A Refund Or Replacement Vehicle?
- How Should I Prepare For Mediation?
- What Can I Do If I Am Not Satisfied With The Mediation Decision?
- If My Vehicle Is Not Covered Under The Lemon Law, Do I Still Have Any Recourse?
- Where Can I Get More Information About The Lemon Law?