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Groups Sue FTC over Certified Car Decision

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A coalition of consumer groups filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission over its recent certified car decision.Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS), the Center for Auto Safety, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), MASSPIRG, CONNPIRG, and CALPIRG filed a legal case seeking to have an appellate court review and overturn the FTC’s consent orders with General Motors, Lithia Motors and Jim Koons Management Co. The decision would allow GM and the dealers to advertise that cars with unrepaired safety recalls as “safe,” “repaired for safety,” passed a “rigorous inspection,” and qualified to be sold as “certified” cars” – without getting safety recall repairs performed, if the companies provide a disclaimer that the cars “may” be subject to a safety recall.The groups say the FTC’s Consent Order set a de-facto standard for the auto industry that “allows dealers to deceptively advertise cars with dangerous and potentially lethal safety defects that have killed and maimed people.”
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