The National Automobile Dealers Association is going out on a limb by recommending ways for dealerships to ward off discrimination charges from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Nissan North America, Inc., and an advertising agency that designed television ads for the mid-sized Nissan Frontier pickup truck have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive advertising for a 30-second ad showing a Frontier pushing a dune buggy up a steep hill, something the truck actually cannot do.
Dealers considering whether to plan their succession now should know this: Manufacturers are looking to consolidate the dealer body.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be hosting an informational webinar on January 27, 2014, for trade participants interested in the EPA pilot for filing EPA required information on entries of Vehicles/Engines and Ozone Depleting Substances as detailed in the December 13, 2013 Federal Register Notice (view here). According to CBP, the webinar will discuss the latest status on the pilot testing, the projected schedule for pilot go-live and the details on how you can get involved in this first Single Window pilot using the PGA Message Set.
Webinar date is Monday, January 27, 2014, from 3-4 PM EST for this informative discussion.
A California state appeals court revived fraud allegations accusing the lender Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. of promising financial support to California dealerships and then pulling the plug, finding a jury was blocked from hearing key evidence favoring the dealerships.
Elon Musk has a does not like the word "recall" being used to describe fixes to Tesla Motors Inc.'s Model S, said David Strickland, who left last week as the top U.S. auto-safety regulator. Tesla's ability to make safety changes to the plug-in electric vehicle through over-the-air software updates, the basis for Musk's objection, is "precedent-setting" for regulators, said Strickland.
UAW President Bob King today said he believes workers will "overwhelmingly" support increasing dues for the first time since 1967 to shore up the union's strike fund and help it win better contracts.
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