In an unexpected decision, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a dealer protection bill unanimously passed by the California State Legislature. The sticking point was a 'complex formula' for determining dealer reimbursement on warranty and recall work.
October 1, 2018
While the bill further strengthens dealer protections and updates others, several protections aimed at future services and opportunities for automakers to serve customers directly were stripped out of the bill prior to last Thursday’s unanimous vote by the California Legislature.
September 5, 2018
Despite the decline, the trade group expects the California market will end the year with around 2 million new-vehicle registrations. That would be a slight decline from the 2.05 million registrations the market recorded in 2017, providing further proof the market has plateaued after several years of big increases.
August 28, 2018
With the car market having plateaued after several years of increases, the California New Car Dealers Association said it continues to see increasing demand for larger, more family-friendly vehicles. But with gas prices continuing to increase, that trend could shift in the quarters ahead.
May 23, 2018
New legislation aimed at strengthening dealer protections under California’s franchise laws will have its first committee hearing on Monday. One of its provisions specifically addresses the disclosure policy General Motors issued last summer regarding the sale of non-GM service contracts.
April 19, 2018
TrueCar has agreed to switch California auto dealers from a pay-per-sale to a flat-fee subscription model and double their indemnity to $50,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the California New Car Dealers Association.
December 15, 2017
General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.
August 24, 2017
California roads are crumbling, and a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank says in a newly published white paper that a recently passed transportation funding bill won’t raise enough funds to complete the backlog of needed repairs.
April 25, 2017
The California new-vehicle market leveled off in 2016, with new light vehicle registrations increasing by less than 2% during the final three quarters of last year, according to the California New Cars Dealers Association (CNCDA).
March 9, 2017
The 500,000 units sold in the first three months of the year has California dealers on track to sell more than million units in 2016, according to the California New Car Dealers Association.
May 19, 2016
General Motors responded on Friday to legal concerns raised in a Feb. 8 letter from the California New Car Dealers Association. The automaker said it is not infringing on its dealers' used-vehicle operations, adding that projected sales from its Factory Pre-Owned Collection program will represent 'roughly 1% or less of current used retail volume our dealer network sells.'
February 23, 2016
The original lawsuit, filed last May, charged TrueCar with acting as a dealer and a broker when it does not have a dealer or broker license. The new amendment asks the court to declare that TrueCar continues to act as a 'dealer' and 'broker” without license.
January 6, 2016
In response to the state dealer association’s claims that Tesla Motors is in violation of state and federal advertising laws, the state DMV issued a warning to electric vehicle makers about adhering to such laws.
October 30, 2015
The state DMV confirmed today that it is ‘looking into the matter,’ almost month after the state dealer association called on the agency to investigate whether the program violates the state’s ban on ‘bird-dogging.’
September 24, 2015
The California New Car Dealers Association has called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla Motors’ referral program, which the trade groups said constitutes “bird-dogging.”
September 1, 2015