May 18, 2022

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Pennsylvania attorney general warns car dealers against unfair practices

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>> THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFCEFI SAYS IT IS SEEING A SIGNIFICANT INCRSEEA IN THE NUMBER OF CONSERUM INCASERE — CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT CAR DEALERSHIPS. MARKET COULD BE RIGHT FOR DEALERSHIPS TRYING TO KETA ADVANTAGE OF DESPERATE CUSTOMERS. ACCORDINTOG THE CONSUMER PROTECTI LONAWS AND REGULATIONS, NEW AND USED CAR DEALERSHIP SHOULD ADVERTISE CSAR ACTUAL PRICE. THEY SHODUL NOT ENGAGE IN DECEPTIVE CONDUCT. UNDER THE TERMS OF ANY LEASE CONTRACT INCLUDING A CONSUMER’S RIGHT TO PURCHASE THEIR VEHICLE UNDER THE TERMS OF THAT LEASE. THAT IS SOMETHING MORE CONSUMERS ARE DOING. IT SHOULD NOT INCREASE THE PRICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AFTER THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE DEALER UNLESS IT INVOLVES NEW EQUIPMENT OR TAS.XE THIS IS A HOT TOPIC RIGHT NOW IN THE CONSUMER WLDOR AND ONE TIP I KEEP SEEING IS IF YOU HAVE THE TI TOME WAIT, YOU SHODUL GO TO A DEALERSHIP AND SEE IF YOU CAN DIRECTLY ORDER THE VEHICLE YOURSELF. YOU WILL HAVE A BETTER IDEA BEFORE HAND OF WHAT THE PRIC

Pennsylvania attorney general warns car dealers against deceptive practices

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued an advisory last week that warns car dealerships against engaging in unfair and deceptive practices.Shapiro said his office has seen an increase in complaints from consumers.With new and used cars in short supply, the vehicle market may be ripe for shady dealerships to try to take advantage of desperate buyers. According to the state’s Consumer Protection Law and regulations, new and used car dealerships must:Advertise vehicles at their actual price and comply with the warranties given to the buyer.Not engage in deceptive conduct which could create confusion or misunderstanding.Honor the terms of any lease contract, including a consumer’s right to purchase the vehicle under the terms of that lease.Not increase the price of a vehicle after the contract has been accepted by the dealer, unless it involves new equipment or taxes.This is a real hot topic in the consumer world right now.Experts say that if you have the time to wait, you may want to consider ordering your vehicle straight from the factory. That will give you a more specific idea of how much you’ll be paying.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued an advisory last week that warns car dealerships against engaging in unfair and deceptive practices.

Shapiro said his office has seen an increase in complaints from consumers.

With new and used cars in short supply, the vehicle market may be ripe for shady dealerships to try to take advantage of desperate buyers.

According to the state’s Consumer Protection Law and regulations, new and used car dealerships must:

  • Advertise vehicles at their actual price and comply with the warranties given to the buyer.
  • Not engage in deceptive conduct which could create confusion or misunderstanding.
  • Honor the terms of any lease contract, including a consumer’s right to purchase the vehicle under the terms of that lease.
  • Not increase the price of a vehicle after the contract has been accepted by the dealer, unless it involves new equipment or taxes.

This is a real hot topic in the consumer world right now.

Experts say that if you have the time to wait, you may want to consider ordering your vehicle straight from the factory. That will give you a more specific idea of how much you’ll be paying.

https://www.wgal.com/article/pennsylvania-attorney-general-car-dealership-warning-deceptive-practices/39354531