The lemon law covers any defect or condition that su bstantially impairs the use and market value of the motor vehicle. This is referred to as a nonconformity. The lemon law provides manufacturers with an affirmative defense if it can be shown that the alleged nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect, or unauthorized modifications or alterations of the vehicle by the consumer.
The Colorado lemon la w covers motor vehicles, which means private passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and vans that are:
The lemon law does not cover motor homes or vehicles designed to travel on three or fewer wheels in contact with the ground. The lemon law does not cover leased vehicles but appears to cover used vehicles.
The lemon law covers consumers who fall into any one of t he following categories:
The Co lorado lemon law establishes a presumption that a manufacturer has had a reasonable number of repair attempts if, within the warranty term or one year after the vehicle's original delivery, whichever comes first, either of the following occurs:
The warranty term, the 12 - month period and the thirty - day period are extended by any period of time during which repair services are unavailable due to war or invasion, strike, or natural disaster.
If the manufacturer has established or participates in an informal dispute settlement procedure that substantially complies with 16 C.F.R. Part 703, the provisions requiring refund or replacement do not apply unless the consumer has first resorted to the informal dispute settlement procedure.
An action must be commenced within the earlier of (1) six months following the expiration date of any warranty term, or (2) one year following the date of the vehicle's original delivery to a consumer. The time periods do not run during the period the consumer has submitted to the informal dispute settlement procedure.CLICK HERE to read more about Colorado Lemon Law