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Ordinarily, you would not be able to return any vehicle to a dealer once you have taken possession, but you can get around that rule by notifying the dealer in writing (so that you have a record) that:
1. You have repeatedly asked for proper title to be given to you for the SUV;
2. Despite your numerous requests, it has now been four months and he still has not given you the title to the SUV properly executed;
3. If he does not deliver the title to the SUV to you, properly executed within 5 business days, you will return the SUV.
Then, if the dealer has not delivered to you the title to the SUV within 5 days, take the SUV back to the dealer and tell him he can keep it and you want a refund. He will not be so anxious to give you a refund, especially since you have driven it for 4 months, but the dealer will have no choice.
On the other hand, if the dealer gives you the title, properly signed within that 5 day period, you will have to keep the vehicle. It is a longshot, but it is the only way that you would be able to return the SUV to the dealer,
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but my understanding is the dealer has 30 days to produce correct title?
You stated that the dealer gave you title, but it was "wrongly signed"
Please clarify exactly what was wrong with the title that the dealer gave you,
yes, so april 7th I bought vehicle and was told he was waiting for title from previous owner at the end of may he gave me title but the previous owner signed their name in the buyer section instead of sellers so dmv told me to return the title and tell him to get it fixed
According to the Colorado Revised Statutes, when the sale involves a used vehicle, the previous owner must endorse the title and in this case, the previous owner made the mistake. The dealer's mistake was in not having the buyer endorse the title over to the dealer once the buyer gave it to the dealer, whether by sale or as a trade-in. The Statute was enacted to prevent the sale of stolen vehicles and where the title could not be traced to the previous owner. In a situation where theft is not involved and a dealer gives the buyer a Certificate of Title improperly endorsed by the previous owner, the new buyer does not have an absolute right to return the vehicle because of the mistake of the previous owner. Had the title been totally invalid, the DMV would have told you that it was invalid, it would not have simply told you to have the dealer correct the title.
If you are unhappy with the vehicle, you can return it in the manner I described in my previous Answer, not by contesting the fact that the dealer did not give you title within 30 days.
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