The South Dakota lemon law covers any motor vehicle intended primarily for use and operation on the public highways.
The lemon law appears to cover used vehicles, but does not cover motor homes or vehicles with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or more.
The lemon law covers the following "consumers":
The lemon law does not apply to vehicle converters.
The lemon law covers any "nonconforming condition", which it defines as any condition of a motor vehicle that:
The lemon law does not cover any condition that arises or occurs as a result of abuse, neglect, modification or alteration of the motor vehicle not authorized by the manufacturer, or from any accident or other damage to the motor vehicle that occurs or arises after the motor vehicle was delivered by an authorized dealer to the consumer.
The South Dakota 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, during the period of two years following the motor vehicle's delivery or 24,000 miles, whichever is earlier, either of the following occurs:
The 30 day period is extended by any period of time during which repair could not be perfor med because of conditions beyond the control of the manufacturer or authorized dealers, such as war, invasion, strike, fire, flood, or other natural disaster.
If the manufacturer has established an informal dispute settlement procedure conducted within South Dakota that complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703, then the consumer must first exhaust any remedy afforded by the procedure before instituting a cause of action under the lemon law.CLICK HERE to read more about South Dakota Lemon Law