Qualifying for Lemon Law. Colorado's Lemon Law, C.R.S. 42-12-101, covers only new, self-propelled vehicles, including pickups and vans, but excluding motor homes and motorcycles.
Find out Colorado's lemon law definition and what consumer protections you have.
Colorado consumers with lemon vehicles may be protected under either the Colorado Lemon Law, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (the federal lemon law), or both. Remedies may include refund, replacement or cash compensation such as diminished value and/or incidental and consequential damages.
The Colorado lemon law provides that a manufacturer must pay the following amounts when it repurchases an owned vehicle under the lemon law: 1.
Colorado Lemon Laws New cars with serious problems that the dealer is unable to fix after a reasonable amount of attempts are called "lemons." State lemon laws hold manufacturers and dealers accountable for new vehicles that fail to live up to their warranty within a stated period of time, requiring replacement or a full refund.
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.
The Colorado Lemon Law covers cars, trucks and vans intended for highway use and with at least 4 wheels but not motor homes or motorcycles. But you may still have lemon law rights under the federal Lemon Law (technically called the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act), if your product was designed for consumer use.
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Under the Colorado Lemon Law, if the manufacturer fails to repair the defective vehicle after a “reasonable number of attempts,” the consumer is entitled to either a refund of the purchase price (less a deduction for the consumer’s use) or a replacement vehicle.
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