Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Colorado Lemon Law Information
The Colorado Lemon Law applies when, during the first one-year period following delivery of the vehicle: the dealer has attempted to repair the same problem four or more times, or the vehicle has been out of service due to repair attempts by the dealer for a total of 30 or more business days. The defect or problem must substantially impair the use or the market value of the vehicle. Prior to suing a manufacturer for a refund or replacement vehicle, you must first send a written notice of defect by certified mail to the manufacturer, give them a chance to repair it and go through the manufacturer's informal dispute settlement procedure, if one exists. Manufacturers that have a dispute settlement, or arbitration, procedure that complies with Federal standards are not subject to provisions of the Lemon Law concerning refunds or replacement until the customer has pursued arbitration.