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The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against two auto dealer groups, operating in five states with more than two dozen retail stores, for civil penalties for violations of FTC administrative orders, which prohibit them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying or leasing a car. “If...
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 Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the FTC in its comment commends NHTSA for...
The Federal Trade Commission has amended its Used Auto Parts Guides, which are designed to prevent the unfair or deceptive marketing of used motor vehicle parts and assemblies containing used parts, such as engines and transmissions.  The Guides refer to such parts and assemblies as “industry...
A national subprime auto lender will pay more than $5.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company used illegal tactics to service and collect consumers’ loans, including collecting money consumers did not owe, harassing consumers and third parties, and disclosing debts to...
FTC staff submitted written comments to Missouri State Rep. Michael J. Colona and New Jersey State Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders settling charges that Nissan North America, Inc. and advertising agency TBWA Worldwide, Inc. deceptively advertised a Nissan Frontier truck pushing a dune buggy up a steep hill, something th
Following public comment periods, the Federal Trade Commission approved final consent orders involving 10 auto dealers’ deceptive advertising charges.
Federal Trade Commission staff, in response to a request from State Senator James Oberweis, provided written comments to the Illinois State Senate on the competitive impact of repealing the state’s prohibition on the sale or long-term lease of vehicles on Sundays. The staff comment states that...
Courtesy Auto Group of Attleboro, Mass., has agreed to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the dealership violated the FTC Act by deceptively advertising that consumers could lease a vehicle for $0 down and specific monthly payments when, in fact, the advertised amounts excluded...
The Federal Trade Commission has charged an Arkansas auto dealer, Abernathy Motor Company, and its two principals, with failing to display a “Buyers Guide” on used vehicles offered for sale, as required by the FTC’s Used Car Rule. Each violation could result in a civil penalty of up to $16,000.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved final consent orders settling charges that two automotive dealers deceptively advertised the cost or available discounts for their vehicles.
Nissan North America, Inc., and an advertising agency that designed television ads for the mid-sized Nissan Frontier pickup truck have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising for a 30-second ad showing a Frontier pushing a dune buggy up a steep hill, something...
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that nine auto dealers agreed to settle deceptive advertising charges, and the agency is taking action against a 10th dealer, in a nationwide sweep focusing on the sale, financing, and leasing of motor vehicles.
Hoy, la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) anunció que en el marco de una redada que abarca toda la nación y que se centra en la venta, financiación y leasing de vehículos automotores, nueve concesionarios de carros aceptaron resolver los cargos por incurrir en publicidad...
After the San Jose Mercury News ran an article in May 1994 telling consumers how to analyze new car factory invoices so that they could be better negotiators when buying cars, local car dealers retaliated by conspiring to cancel their advertising in the paper, according to the Federal Trade...
In light of the recent, temporary government shutdown, the Federal Trade Commission is extending the public comment periods for 13 matters that currently are pending before the agency in order to ensure that interested parties have a full opportunity to file comments.  The Commission also...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Solera Holdings, Inc.’s 2012 purchase of rival Actual Systems of America, Inc. was anticompetitive. The FTC's complaint alleges that the acquisition significantly harmed competition in...
Two car dealers from Maryland and Ohio have agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s charges that they falsely advertised the cost or available discounts for their vehicles. The settlements, part of the FTC’s continuing crackdown on deceptive motor vehicle dealer practices, prohibit the...

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