FTC’s Auto Dealer Rule Promises Sweeping Industry Changes

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On December 12, the FTC issued the Combating Auto Retail Scams Rule (“CARS Rule”) which will broadly regulate sales activities of motor vehicle dealers. Authorized by Congress through the Dodd-Frank Act and promulgated under the Administrative Procedure Act (as opposed to the FTC’s more cumbersome Magnusson-Moss authority), the final rule will take effect on July 30, 2024.