16 CFR Part 455 Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Project No. P087604 #563688-00086

Submission Number:
563688-00086
Commenter:
Mark Heaney
Organization:
Heaney Law Firm, LLC
State:
Minnesota
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 455 Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Project No. P087604
This attempt by the Federal Trade Commission to modify its buyers' guide for used cars is wrong. The current guide is ineffective and the proposed changes are even worse. The buyers' guide gives misleading information, for example telling buyers that dealers aren't responsible for repairs to vehicles sold "as is." That's not true, under many state laws and federal warranty law. The Used Car Buyer's Guide should be modified to require the disclosure of more information. Specifically, dealers should be required to disclose known damage or title brand history of the car prior to purchase. I would suggest no modification to the sticker over this proposed change alone.