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South Carolina Lemon Law Information

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Every state has a lemon law. The BBB AUTO LINE program assists consumers with vehicle warranty complaints for participating manufacturers in South Carolina (see below).

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South Carolina Lemon Law Summary

The South Carolina lemon law covers “motor vehicle” sold and registered in the state. “Motor vehicle” means a private passenger motor vehicle that is:

  1. A motor vehicle designed, used, and maintained for the transportation of ten or fewer persons; and
  2. Trucks having an empty weight of 7,000 pounds or less and a gross weight of 9,000 pounds or less.

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 title has not been issued from the new motor vehicle dealer.

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Manufacturers participating in South Carolina:

Acura 
Audi
Bentley (Rolls-Royce)
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
Ford
GMC Truck

Honda
Hyundai
Indian Motorcycle
Infiniti
Kia
Land Rover
Lincoln
Lotus

Mazda
Mercury
Nissan
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saab
Saturn
smart USA
Volkswagen
Workhorse Custom Chassis