"Don't buy a used car until you've read this"
Daily Mail, Australia
Sept. 6, 2018
"Dealers who still sell cars with killer Takata airbags can still face fines up to $220,000 or penalties of $1.1 million."
"Why cars with deadly airbags are still being sold"
Sept. 8, 2018
"Not only can dealers face hefty fines over such practice, if someone is injured as a result of a faulty vehicle sold, the dealer would be liable for the accident and could face prosecution."
Remember -- you have EVERY RIGHT to take the paperwork home from a car dealer so you can get help reading and understanding it at your leisure before you sign!
A car salesman who says "I can't hold this car for you if you leave" is a liar trying to pressure you into signing on the dotted line without having help reviewing the contract.
FTC press release:
Not all dealers play by the rules. In a case announced today, the FTC alleges that Tate’s Auto Center of Winslow, Inc. — as well as related dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico and their owner and manager, Richard Berry --
* used deceptive advertising to get people in the door,
* failed to disclose required financing terms, and
* frequently falsified consumers’ income and down payment information in an effort to close the deal.
Instead of using the income information people gave, Tate’s often inflated numbers to make it look like people had higher monthly incomes.
John Gear is a Salem attorney in solo practice