Shopping for a new car is exciting, exhilarating, and completely stressful. The idea of dropping a significant amount of money on a new car can shake even the steadiest of hands. One persistent concern is purchasing an expensive new car only to discover a defect just after you bought it. Luckily, Colorado car warranty laws, such as Colorado’s Lemon Law, are in place to protect consumers from exactly this scenario.
New car purchases come with a manufacturer’s warranty that stipulates a course of action should a defect be discovered by the car’s owner. However, car dealers and manufacturers will do all they can to avoid actionable warranty claims. Even after you’re brought your car in for the same issue four or more times, they won’t tell you that you can pursue a warranty claim against the manufacturer.
In order to get the solutions you deserve in car warranty cases, sometimes it is necessary to retain legal counsel. Here are some facts about car warranty laws in Colorado you should be familiar with, brought to you by The Bayas Firm.
The most significant car warranty law in Colorado for new cars is called the “Lemon Law.” Lemon is a term used to describe a malfunctioning, broken, or defunct automobile. Lemon laws are put in place to protect the consumer who purchases or leases a new car that is defective.
There’s also the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a federal car warranty law, that works in conjunction with Colorado’s Lemon Law and offers additional protection once the Colorado Lemon Law doesn’t apply to your vehicle.
And don’t forget about the Colorado’s Uniform Commercial Code which also offers protections to folks who buy defective vehicles.
You’d think that all you need is a manufacturer’s warranty to protect you in Colorado, right? Unfortunately, car dealers and manufacturers know how to fight warranty claims and the typical consumer does not. That’s why these rules exist and why you need a consumer attorney to advocate on your behalf.
Colorado Lemon Law cover new passenger vehicles, SUVs, vans, and trucks that are purchased from a registered dealer.. In order for a vehicle to be considered a “lemon,” it must meet the following requirements:
If your new vehicle purchase is determined to be a lemon under lemon law statute, you have several options. You may be awarded a comparable (year, make, model) vehicle. You may also qualify for a monetary award, including:
This monetary amount may be reduced by a deduction for your use of the vehicle.
If you are just noticing a defect in your new vehicle purchase or are deep in the lemon law process, we can help! The Bayas Firm primarily prosecutes vehicle warranty cases in Colorado and we will be there for you every step of the way until your case is resolved.
Car manufacturers and dealers will come at you with a team of lawyers whose only job it is to fight warranty claims. Fight back with an experienced team of your own!
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