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Q: If I have a title for a vehicle I traded into a dealership, can I go get it from the dealership?

I traded in a vehicle to a dealership. I had two months of hits on my credit report because the dealership did not pay off the traded vehicle. When they finally did, the title was mailed to me instead of the dealership. I am reluctant to do this dealership any favors. If the title is all I need to... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jul 6, 2017

You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.

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Q: The company didn't pay return shipping cost for wrong item shipped. UPS held me responsible for the bill as a shipper

The company shipped to me freight delivery that I never have bought from them. After long dialog with different departments of this company I received promises from Claims Department to resolve this problem and they are working on it. They are ordered pickup of their merchandise. But they did not... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Apr 4, 2017

You may have grounds for a case. You should continue to try to seek an agreement between you and the seller (not UPS), but if this does not work litigation is your best choice. You likely qualify for small claims court. You may need an attorney for assistance, but you are not required to have an... Read more »

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Q: I bought a brand new truck 11 months ago, it has been in the shop close to 2 months, or more, since then.

I use this truck to make a living. Now, I have been without it for 2 weeks straight, again. I have tried multiple times to have it resolved, had crappy customer service, and have never been taken care of in a timely matter. I am at my wits end, and beyond angry....is there anything I can do? Thank... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jan 24, 2017

You may want to contact an attorney familiar with Colorado's lemon law. Colorado's lemon law is powerful, but restricted in its application. Specifically, the vehicle must be "new" and sold by a dealer. If these do not apply there are potential general civil claims (e.g. breach of warranty and/or... Read more »

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Q: Bought a diesel from an auto broker and it broke down 2 days later with a check engine light. What are our rights?

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jul 6, 2016

Colorado has Lemon laws--note the vehicle must be new. Here are the rules: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/Colorado's%20Lemon%20Law%20for%20Consumers%20and%20Dealers%20DR%202440_0.pdf . For used cars (and new too), there are a host of civil claims--for the details you will need... Read more »

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Q: I purchased a car last Tuesday, if the seller knowingly sold it to me with a big problem (transmission) what can I do?

They did not disclose any transmission damage (though they did mention a problem with the catalytic converter)

I have textual evidence stating that "any transmission damage is news to us"

I have documentation (they left in the car) stating otherwise.

Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Apr 12, 2016

You can void the sale and/or seek a reduction in price. Try talking to the seller. If the seller will not negotiate, you will need to file a small claims case. For small claims, you can file pro se (w/o an attorney) or with an attorney. Your local courthouse will have self-help resources also try... Read more »

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