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What is a Lemon Under South Dakota Lemon Law?

South Dakota Lemon Law covers new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, motorcycles, and trucks under 10,000 pounds that are purchased in South Dakota. In order to be considered a "lemon," the vehicle must meet the following requirements:

  • Does not conform to the manufacturer's express warranty
  • Has substantial defects affecting the use, safety or value of the vehicle
  • Has manufacturer's defects that occurred during the first year from the delivery date or 12,000 miles on the odometer (whichever period ends first)
  • During the first two years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first), has been taken in four times for the same problem or has been out of service for a cumulative total of 30 calendar days
  • The manufacturer has been notified in writing of the defect and has had a final opportunity to repair the vehicle
  • You have participated in the manufacturer's informal arbitration program, if one exists
  • The vehicle is used for personal, family, or household purposes

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