COLORADO LEMON LAW

 

COLORADO
LEMON LAW
COVERS
REPAIR ATTEMPTS OR DAYS OUT OF SERVICE COVERAGE PERIOD
Private passenger vehicle, including pickup trucks and vans, designed primarily for travel on the public highways and used to carry not more than ten persons, which is sold to a consumer in this state; except that the term does not include motor homes 4 repair attempts for same problem - 30 calendar days out of service. 1 repair attempt for serious safety defect. Express warranty period or 12 months from delivery.

Colorado Lemon Law Statute Search for 42-10-101

Colorado Attorney General

Colorado Lemon Law

The Colorado Lemon Law may require a manufacturer of a new car to replace that car or to repurchase that car if a defect or condition that substantially impairs the use and market value of the car cannot be corrected.

Colorado's Lemon Law, C.R.S. 42-10-101 through 42-10-107, covers only new self- propelled vehicles, including pickups and vans, but does not cover motor homes and motorcycles. It is unclear whether Colorado’s Lemon Law applies to leased vehicles.

To qualify for relief under the Lemon Law, the vehicle must have been in for repair four or more times for the same defect; or the vehicle is out of service for a cumulative total of 30 or more business days during the warranty term or one year after purchase, whichever comes first.

Complaint filing process for Lemon Law

To initiate the Lemon Law process, consumers must first notify the manufacturer by certified mail of the problem after their car has met the criteria outlined in the previous paragraph. (Consult your owner's manual to find out where to write).

Consumers then participate in an informal dispute settlement procedure if the manufacturer offers it.

If the settlement offered through the dispute settlement procedure is unsatisfactory to the consumer, he/she can file suit. The suit must be filed within six months following the expiration date of any warranty term or within one year following the date of the original delivery of a motor vehicle to a consumer, whichever is the earlier date.

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. For information about the BBB’s Auto Line, call 1-800-955-5100. Also see information on automobile arbitration offered through the Better Business Bureau’s Auto Line, which can be accessed at http://www.dr.bbb.org/autoline/index.asp.

Ford Dispute Settlement Board

(formerly Ford Consumer Appeals Board)
P.O. Box 1424
Waukesha, WI 53187
Phone: 1-800-688-2429

Consumers owning Fords, who wish to pursue their rights under Colorado's Lemon Law, must call this number and request that forms be sent to them to start the dispute settlement process.

 

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