Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the state’s Department of Consumer Affairs have reached six settlements with New Jersey dealers to resolve claims of consumer protection violations in the fall of 2022. The settlement is valued at $8,000. to $180,000, and the combined settlement amount exceeded $260,000.
The allegations against the dealer included failure to honor advertised prices for used cars, failure to disclose the full selling price of the car, and deceptive advertising. The settlement included financial penalties, along with an agreement from each dealer to comply with state and federal laws and resolve any remaining complaints with consumers.
Cherry Hill Triplex and Mount Ephraim Chrysler Dodge
- These franchise dealers are managed by Foulke Management Corp. and are located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Ephraim, New Jersey, respectively.
- Foulke settled for $25,000 in December to settle an investigation into allegations involving failure to post vehicle total selling prices online.
- Foulke Management did not respond immediately car news for comments.
Park Place in New Jersey
- Park Place, a used car dealership in Elizabeth, New Jersey, settled for $180,000 in December, accusing it of failing to disclose damage or repairs to its customers, failing to provide a selling price for the vehicles, and issuing written warranties. Resolved allegations of non-delivery and over-provisioning of consumers. Charges that are not properly itemized.
auto direct car
- Auto Direct, a used car dealership in Edgewater Park, N.J., settled in August for $22,391.50, accusing it of failing to pay maintenance fees, failing to include required advertising language, and failing to properly itemize documentary service fees. I have resolved the claim.
- Garfield, New Jersey second-hand dealer Auto Spot settled for $17,522.40 in October, accusing it of failing to disclose damages and repair work, failing to pay management fees, deceptive advertising practices, and the need for consumers to print and present the goods. Resolved allegations that there was Vehicle price page as a coupon.
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- Fleet Lease, a Jersey City, New Jersey second-hand store, settled a $8,777 settlement in October to resolve claims of false advertising practices.
- Cars2Sell, a used car dealership in East Hillside, New Jersey, settled for $7,536 in July, accusing it of deceptive advertising claims, failure to disclose vehicle accident information, failure to provide written warranties in compliance with the Lemon Act, and resolved allegations of non-payment of administrative fees. .