Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Green Mountain, NC
Doing a little searching on partshark, it seems the internals for the "A" suspension was changed on the "Gen 3" 2013-2015. Then forks changed again on the "Gen 4" 2016A. The cartridge assembly, the part that provides the dampening (1MC-2315L-00-00) is not available for the 2013A-2015A, but the 3P6-23170-00-00 is available for the 2012A.
When doing a comparison, the outer tube, inner tube, spring, spacer, seals etc. are all the same part numbers on the 2012A and the 2013A-2015A. So it looks like you can purchase the cartridge, rod and cap for a 2012A and bolt it into a 2013A-2015A fork.
You would need these part numbers: 5JW-23111-01-00 BOLT, CAP 5JW-2318Y-00-00 PLUNGER 3P6-23170-00-00 CYLINDER COMP, FRONT FORK
Do your own homework to verify above.
I would also question the dealer as to how the parts they are expecting you to pay for were damaged in the first place. Forks with a lot of miles can get "burnished" spots on the tubes when the bushings get worn, but a "chip" on a rod that is bathed in oil? Sounds more like a improper dis-assembly to me.
Not sure about Colorado, but in NC they are required by law to show you parts that need replacement. My guess is the "chipped" area is shaped similar to vice-grip teeth. Or, has bits of concrete dust from the shop floor imbedded in it.