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FTC ups window sticker checks

November 17, 2010
The Federal Trade Commission has increased field investigations to check for compliance with the Used Car Rule, which mandates prominent display of the used-car buyer’s guide in all vehicles "offered for sale."



A vehicle is offered for sale when a dealer displays it for sale and allows customers to inspect it for the purpose of buying it, even if the vehicle is not prepared for delivery.


If transactions are conducted in Spanish, the buyer’s guide must be translated into Spanish. Also, the buyer must be given the original or a copy at the time of sale. Violators are subject to penalties up to $11,000 per violation.