2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 28 - ENFORCEMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE EXPRESS WARRANTIES
Section 56-28-40 - Replacement of motor vehicle; refund of purchase price.


SC Code § 56-28-40 (2012) What's This?

If, within the term specified in Section 56-28-30, the manufacturer, through its agents or authorized dealer, is unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use, market value, or safety of the motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall replace the motor vehicle with a comparable motor vehicle, or at its option, accept return of the vehicle from the consumer and refund to the consumer the full purchase price as delivered including applicable finance charges, sales taxes, license fees, registration fees, and any other similar governmental charges, less a reasonable allowance for the consumer's use of the vehicle. Refunds must be made to the consumer and lienholder, if any, as their interest may appear on the record of ownership kept by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A reasonable allowance for use must be that amount directly attributable to use by the consumer before his first report of the nonconformity to the manufacturer, agent, or dealer, and must be calculated by multiplying the full purchase price of the vehicle by a fraction having as its denominator one hundred twenty thousand and having as its numerator the number of miles that the vehicle traveled before the first report of nonconformity. The consumer is not entitled to a refund or replacement if:

(1) the nonconformity does not substantially impair the motor vehicle's use, market value, or safety;

(2) the nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or modification or alteration of the motor vehicle by the consumer.

HISTORY: 1989 Act No. 142, Section 1.

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