New Disclosures Required in Used Car Buyers Guides – Lee v. Culver City Toyota, et al.

California and federal require dealerships to post on a used vehicle offered for sale a “Buyers Guide” and to give a copy of the Buyers Guide to the purchaser of such a vehicle. (Cal. Veh. Code § 11713.1(t); 16 C.F.R. §§ 455.2-455.3.) Since the inception of the federal Used Car Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 455.1, et seq., this document has served to inform the buyer of the existence, scope, and duration of any express warranties provided by the dealership, or to inform the buyer that the vehicle is instead being sold “as is.”

For sales following January 27, 2018, the Buyers Guide must also disclose the existence of any manufacturer’s warranty as illustrated below:

(16 C.F.R. § 455.2.)

Failure to provide these additional disclosures in the Buyers Guide may render the Buyers Guide invalid, meaning the consumer may be entitled to additional rights under California and federal law.

This is what is alleged in the case of Lee v. Culver City Toyota. If you, too, purchased a vehicle after January 27, 2018, and do not see manufacturer warranty information in your Buyers Guide and have been experiencing problems with your vehicle, contact Rosner, Barry & Babbitt’s Auto Fraud Legal Center for a FREE evaluation of your rights.