A “lemon” is a new vehicle purchased from a registered dealership that is defective. Lemon laws are in place in certain states to protect consumers from buying a vehicle that ends up being a lemon.
Colorado’s Lemon Law covers only new self-propelled vehicles, including pickup trucks and vans. Motorhomes and motorcycles are excluded from Colorado’s Lemon Law.
Here are some key facts to know about lemon laws in Colorado, brought to you by the Bayas Firm.
It is a common misconception that lemon laws in Colorado cover all personal vehicles. This is not true. Colorado’s Lemon Law only applies to new vehicles. If you purchase a used vehicle, unfortunately, lemon laws in Colorado do not apply. However, don’t despair. Other laws can and do apply. Book a consultation or call us if you are wondering if Colorado’s laws can protect you.
The Colorado Lemon Law is only enforceable for transactions involving “self-propelled” vehicles. This eliminates purchases of tow-behind vehicles, car carriers, and mounted utility trailers.
The Colorado Lemon Law only applies to new, self-propelled vehicles sold by registered dealerships in the state of Colorado.
There are conditions outlined by lemon laws in Colorado that must first be met before a state court will take action and a lawsuit can be filed. They include:
If all four of these stipulations are met, there can be a case for filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer pursuant to lemon laws in Colorado. Typically, the manufacturer’s want to avoid going to court if it’s a good case and may offer to settle the case.
Lemon laws in Colorado might seem straightforward, but they can be complicated.
Manufacturers and new car dealers will do everything in their power to avoid a complete warranty claim, and they have more experience with lemon laws in Colorado than the average consumer.
If you believe your new vehicle purchase qualifies for protection under lemon laws in Colorado, you need an attorney who knows how to get results. If you need an attorney who understands the Colorado Lemon Law, knows how to defend your rights, and knows how to take action in your case, contact the Bayas Firm today.
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