South Dakota

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Lemon Law Text

State Attorney General – Consumer Protection

CAS Letter to Attorney General on Lemon Law Rank & Effectiveness

Qualification: 4 unsuccessful repairs, 1 of which occurred during the shorter of 1 year or 12,000 miles, or 30 calendar days out of service during shorter of 24 months or 24,000 miles. Notification/Trigger: Certified mail notice to manufacturer and final opportunity to repair + 7 calendar days to notify consumer of repair facility. (Manufacturer’s informal arbitration process serves as prerequisite to consumer refund or replacement.)