The CARS Rule: What You Need To Know About the Federal Trade Commission’s Final Motor Vehicle Dealer Trade Regulation Rule, Part II

February 22, 2024
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Our special guest is Richard (“Rick”) Hackett, former Assistant CFPB Director responsible for auto finance regulation and presently a member of the Board of F&I Sentinel, which supports lender compliance in the auto finance and insurance industry. In December 2023, the FTC announced its final Combatting Auto Retail Scams Rule, otherwise known as the “CARS Rule,” which sets new requirements on the sale, financing, and leasing of new and used vehicles by motor vehicle dealers. This two-part podcast episode repurposes a recent webinar. In Part II, we begin with a discussion of how the Rule impacts the sale of add-on products. We then discuss the Rule’s impact beyond motor vehicle dealers covered by the Rule and the Rule’s intersection with other laws and regulations, including state law and the FTC’s Used Car Rule and Proposed Rule on Unfair or Deceptive Fees. We conclude with a discussion of best practices for auto sales finance companies to help navigate the Rule’s new requirements.

Alan Kaplinsky, Senior Counsel in Ballard Spahr’s Consumer Financial Services Group, moderates the discussion, joined by John Culhane and Michael Guerrero, Partners in the Group, and Brian Turetsky, Of Counsel in the Group.

View the recording transcript here. 

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