16 CFR Part 455 Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Project No. P087604
The proposal encourages dealer deception. It is simply wrong legally and morally to say, "Ignore whatever the dealer has said about the condition of the car." Oral statements ARE express warranties. Dealers know a lot about the condition of the car from prior owners, auctions, and carfax or autocheck. It is easier for dealers to research the background of a vehicle than for consumers. Once the consumer buys the car it is too late to say, on the reverse of the Buyer's Guide, that the consumer should check it out. Your proposal reverts us all to Caveat Emptor! A car is expensive, and dangerous if defective. No dealer should be able to orally assure the consumer and disclaim the representations on the buyer's guide! And, dealers love to sell useless extended warranties. They should at least disclose whether a manufacturer's warranty applies. The proposed changes are adverse to the consumer. For shame!