Dealership Pays for Misleading Ads

By Staff Writer April 25, 2018

Arizona consumers will receive up to $130,000 in restitution as part of a settlement with Phoenix-based ABC Nissan and the state’s attorney general.

The state’s complaint alleged ABC Nissan previously engaged in false advertising practices, including Internet advertising that listed vehicles at prices that included all possible rebates and excluded mandatory dealer “add-ons” that had already been applied to the vehicles. The state also alleged that ABC Nissan previously misrepresented consumers’ financial information on loan applications in order to obtain financing for vehicle purchases.

The settlement notes that ABC Nissan has changed some of its practices after becoming aware of the attorney general’s investigation.

The settlement requires court approval before it is final. If the court approves the consent decree, consumers who believe they may be eligible for restitution will have 90 days from that date to file a complaint with the Arizona attorney general’s office. Hundreds of consumers may have been affected.

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