Colorado Car Lemon Law
Wondering about the Colorado car lemon law and your rights? No worries, we have you covered with these answers to FAQ’s compiled by the Colorado Attorney General and presented here by CarLemon.com. If you still need answers after reading these FAQ’s, you can read the entire Colorado Lemon Law statutes, read the Colorado Lemon Law Consumer Guide, or connect with a free Colorado lemon law lawyer for a no obligation lemon law case review.
Colorado Car Lemon Law Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Colorado Automobile Lemon Law?
This is a law that may require a manufacturer of a new car to replace that car or to repurchase that car if a defect or condition which substantially impairs the use and market value of the car cannot be corrected.
Does the Lemon Law apply to motor homes or motorcycles?
Colorado’s Lemon Law does not apply to either mobile homes or to motorcycles. Because the statute defines “consumer” as a “purchaser . . . of a motor vehicle,” it is unclear whether Colorado’s Lemon Law will apply to a leased vehicle.
What triggers the Colorado Car Lemon Law?
If the same defect or condition has been subject to repair four or more times during a period of one year from the date of purchase or if the new car is out of service due to those repairs for a cumulative total of thirty or more business days during the same period, then the Lemon Law may apply.
What are my remedies?
You may sue a manufacturer to force it to replace or to repurchase any new car. However, before you can sue, you must give the manufacturer advance written notice, by certified mail, and an opportunity to repair the vehicle.
What about arbitration?
If a manufacturer has established or participates in an informal dispute resolution procedure (for example, through the Better Business Bureau), you must pursue that remedy before you can sue.
Where can I complain about a manufacturer who won’t replace or repurchase my defective new car?
For complete advice concerning your legal rights, consult a Colorado Lemon Law attorney.