As-Is car sales dominate the conversations I have at my office with disgruntled car buyers. Why? Because so many people do not know what rights they have with such a purchase. Well, the FTC just revised the “Used Car” Rule.

The Used Car Rule mandates the “Buyer’s Guide” which is placed on the window of used cars sold by dealers in the US. The guide designates each sale as being with a Warranty or Without (although the second designation varies in some states where “As-Is” sales are not allowed).

Advertisement

The language which explains what all this means was just rewritten by the Federal Trade Commission. It won’t fix the problem but the new language is slightly better. And it looks like it is a step in the right direction, albeit a small one. I explain all in this week’s podcast. The audio:

And the video:

Follow me on Twitter: @stevelehto

Hear my podcast on iTunes: Lehto’s Law

Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Chrysler’s Turbine Car: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Coolest Creation.

Advertisement

This website may supply general information about the law but it is for informational purposes only. This does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not meant to constitute legal advice, so the good news is we’re not billing you by the hour for reading this. The bad news is that you shouldn’t act upon any of the information without consulting a qualified professional attorney who will, probably, bill you by the hour.