Fair Trading Commission prepares to sue car dealers
The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) says it is now preparing to sue four car dealers this year for passing off old vehicles as newer models to consumers.
Executive Director of the FTC David Miller says the commission is currently preparing documents to sue dealers because they have been reluctant to compensate misled buyers.
Last year, the FTC sued Crichton Automotive Limited (CAL) on behalf of a buyer who was sold a 2005 car as a 2007 model.
Miller says since the successful suit against Crichton, the FTC has not seen an increase in the number of buyers seeking redress against car dealers for misrepresenting the models of cars.
He believes car dealers understand that the FTC is serious about breaches of the Fair Competition Act.