Monday, February 15, 2016

Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers: Maryland Car Dealer Settles With FTC

One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to disclose important safety information regarding used cars for sale. The complaint named Jim Koons Automotive Companies, which has 19 dealerships in the mid-Atlantic region, including five locations in the Baltimore area. The FTC accused the dealerships of advertising cars that were subject to open and unrepaired recalls, all while touting their vigorous quality inspection process. The complaint alleged that some of the cars advertised on the dealerships’ website were subject to open recalls for auto defects that could cause serious injury. Defects included faulty ignition switches that can affect engine power, power steering, braking and airbag deployment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash and injury to occupants. At least one certified used vehicle had an open recall for issues related to the alternator, which can cause the vehicle to unexp

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