California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.
October 15, 2019
Motorcars Honda of Cleveland Heights has been purchased and renamed by the nine-store Foundation Automotive group. The Ohio store was recognized by BP as the world’s first carbon-neutral auto dealership in 2016.
September 18, 2019
Mazda has attempted to cancel its franchise agreement with a Texas dealer for failing to complete Takata airbag recall orders. The matter will be decided in a hearing ordered by state regulators.
August 26, 2019
A former dealership employee was accused of systematically scrapping nearly $250,000 worth of catalytic converters and selling them to a recycling center for pennies on the dollar.
August 13, 2019
An Orange County jury found in favor of Toyota dealer Roger Hogan, who sued the factory for fraud and breach of contract amid claims the manufacturer concealed safety defect data and retaliated against him for going public with his concerns.
July 16, 2019
A customer of a San Diego-area Chrysler dealership has been arrested and charged with starting a fire that destroyed eight vehicles, including his own, and later conspiring to steal a Dodge Charger from the same lot.
April 25, 2019