The South Carolina lemon law covers "motor vehicle" sold and registered in the state. "Motor vehicle" means a private passenger motor vehicle that is:
The lemon law does not cover motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, the living portion of recreational vehicles, and off-road vehicles.
"New motor vehicle" is a private passenger motor vehicle that has been sold to a new motor vehicle dealer by a manufacturer and that has not been used for other than demonstration purposes and on which the original ti tle has not been issued from the new motor vehicle dealer.
The lemon law covers the following consumers:
The lemon law applies to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any nonconformity , which is defined as a defect or condition that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of t he motor vehicle. This does not include a defect or condition that results from an accident , modification, or alteration of the motor vehicle by persons other than the manufacturer or its authorized service agent.
The South Carolina lemon law establishes a presumption that a reasonable number of attempts has been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if, within the express warranty term, either of the following occurs:
The term of an express warranty and the 20 (sic) day period are extended by any period of time during which repair services are not available to the consumer because of a war, invasion, strike, fire, flood or other natural disaster.
If the manufacturer has established an informal dispute settlement procedure that complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703, or if the manufacturer participates in a consumer- industry appeals, arbitration or mediation panel or board whose decisions are binding on the manufacturer, then the provisions requiring refund or replacement do not apply unless the consumer has first resorted to one of these procedures.CLICK HERE to read more about South Carolina Lemon Law