Sale Over Advertised Price – Alvarez v. Louis Herrera Auto Sales, Inc., et al.
In the case of Alvarez v. Louis Herrera Auto Sales, Inc., Mr. Alvarez alleges Herrera Auto Sales in East Los Angeles advertised a used 2014 Chevrolet Sonic at a price of $8,595 before selling it to him for $9,700. The failure to sell a vehicle at a price equal to or less than that advertised, “regardless of whether the purchaser has knowledge of the advertised total price” violates Vehicle Code section 11713.1(e). Mr. Alvarez claims Herrera Auto Sales has a pattern and practice of violating this law, particularly considering Herrera Auto Sales’ advertisements contain a disclaimer stating, “CLIENTS WITH LIMITED OR POOR JOB AND CREDIT HISTORY MAY BE CHARGED UP TO AN EXTRA $1200.”
If you were charged a “cash price” (the price listed on Line 1(A)(1) of your contract) that exceeds the price advertised by the dealership, especially if that dealership was Herrera Auto Sales, contact Auto Fraud Legal Center’s Auto Fraud Legal Center for a COMPLIMENTARY evaluation of your rights.