Colorado Lemon Law Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Collections, Lemon Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
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 attorney.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
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 misleading claims). Again, it is best to contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation. Most attorneys offer free consultations.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
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 to contact a lawyer (look for lemon law or defective vehicle lawyers).

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

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 12, 2016
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer
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 the CO courts webpage (link: http://www.intotolegal.com/upcoming%20Events/Forms.html ).

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