201701.26
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Remembering the Great Clarence Ditlow — The Consumer’s Lawyer

We’d like to share some thoughts about a pioneer and icon of consumer rights, Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety, written by another fantastic consumer warrior, Rosemary Shahan of Consumers for Automobile Reliability and Safety : “Tonight, Clarence’s colleagues, friends, and family are gathered together in Washington, DC to honor and remember Clarence…

201701.24
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Used Car Buying Advice: How to Avoid Car Fraud and Prior Wrecks

Before buying any used car, obtain an independent vehicle inspection, get an NMVTIS Vehicle History Report via www.vehiclehistory.gov, and consult other available vehicle information resources such as CarFax and AutoCheck. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides several used car buying tips on their web site: www.ftc.gov. A summary “checklist” of these tips from the FTC…

201701.17
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Lemon Law and Fraud Alert: More “Defeat Devices” and the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram trucks

One day after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that Fiat Chrysler installed software allowing vehicles to produce excessive nitrogen oxide emissions, lawsuits to protect consumer rights have begun. The EPA announcied that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and FCA US LLC failed to disclose engine management software in 2014, 2015 and 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and…

201701.12
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Certified (CPO) safety battle is on! Help stop car dealer fraud and protest the FTC’s consent decree!

The Federal Trade Commission is now doubling down on their terrible position that dealers should be allowed to advertise that CPO (“Certified”) cars are “safe,” “have been repaired for safety issues,” and “have been subject to a rigorous inspection” WITHOUT actually getting safety recall repairs done, if they merely add a blanket disclaimer that the…