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.


South Carolina Lemon Law Summary


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