Washington, DC-Area Car Dealerships, Marketing Firm Settle Deceptive Advertising Charges

A group of car dealerships and their president and vice president have settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that they mailed more than 21,000 fake “urgent recall” notices to consumers in 2015 and 2017, to lure them to visit dealerships. The FTC also has agreed to a settlement with a California-based marketing firm and its owner […]

FTC Charges Auto Dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico with Falsifying Consumers’ Information on Financing Documents

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of four auto dealers operating in Arizona and New Mexico, near the border of the Navajo Nation, with a range of illegal activities, including falsifying consumers’ income and down payment information on vehicle financing applications and misrepresenting important financial terms in vehicle advertisements. This is the FTC’s […]

Southern California Auto Dealership Group to Pay $1.4 Million for Violating FTC Order Requiring Clear Financing and Leasing Disclosures in Its Advertisements

A Southern California-based auto dealership group will pay $1.4 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a 2014 administrative order prohibiting it from misrepresenting how much consumers could pay to finance or lease a vehicle. The proposed court order resolving the FTC’s complaint against 12 businesses operating as the Norm Reeves dealerships, bars […]

FTC Approves Final Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission has announced final amendments to its Used Car Rule. The FTC has sought public comments on a series of proposed changes to the Rule (formally known as the Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule), which requires car dealers to display a window sticker, or “Buyers Guide,” on used cars offered for […]

FTC Extends Comment Period on Additional Proposed Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment period on proposed changes to its Used Car Rule from January 30, 2015, to March 17, 2015.  In November 2014, the FTC sought public comments on the proposed changes. The Commission is extending the time for submitting public comments in response to a request from the […]

FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking supplemental public comments on proposed changes to the agency’s Used Car Rule and the Used Car Buyers Guide that the Rule requires dealers to display. The Commission is not adopting any final amendments to the Rule at this time. The Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule, in effect since […]

FTC Extends Deadline for Comments on Proposed Modifications to Used Car Rule

In response to requests from stakeholders, the Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for the public to submit comments on potential revisions to the Used Car Buyers Guide required by the agency’s Used Car Rule.  The deadline to submit comments will be extended from February 11, 2013, until March 13, 2013. In December 2012, […]