FTC Approves Final Consent Order Against Las Vegas Auto Dealers For Misleading Consumers About Cost of Cars

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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders against two Las Vegas auto dealers that misrepresented the cost of cars in advertising.

In June 2015, TC Leadership LP, doing business as Planet Hyundai, and JS Autoworld Inc., d/b/a Planet Nissan, agreed to settle FTC charges that their ads included heavily discounted prices that were not generally available to consumers.

The consent orders prohibit the dealers from misrepresenting the cost of financing or leasing a vehicle, stating the amount due at signing without disclosing certain lease terms, and failing to comply with Regulation M and the Consumer Leasing Act, and Regulation Z and the Truth in Lending Act. They are also prohibited from stating the amount or percentage of any down payment without disclosing repayment terms and the annual percentage rate.

The Commission vote approving the final Planet Hyundai and Planet Nissan consent orders was 5-0.

To learn more, read Buying & Owning A Car.

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Frank Dorman
Office of Public Affairs

Yan Fang
Western Regional Office - San Francisco