Six Bronx car dealerships cited by consumer affairs for false advertising
Car shoppers are being warned that what they see may not be what they get when it comes to advertising.A four-month investigation by the Department of Consumer Affairs has landed 19 New York City dealerships and six Bronx dealerships in hot water. The DCA found that the auto dealers have been breaking consumer protection laws and their own industry guidelines when it comes to advertising. In one case, the DCA says a dealer aired an advertisement showing cars that looked like new when in fact the cars were on the lot in fair condition.
Now the DCA is warning consumers to beware before they make a purchase. The Bronx dealerships included in the investigation are two locations of the Bronx Automobile Group, Kia of the Bronx, Bronx Hyundai and two locations of Cox Nissan.
All of the dealerships are accused of false advertising. If a dealership is found guilty it may be fined anywhere from $100 to $350 per count.