Kevin Else

Kevin Else is CEO of kartographe.

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Warranties Keeping You Up at Night? Ask BMW

by Kevin Else on Apr 10, 2015 3:00:00 AM FTC, DRTV

On March 19th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with BMW of North America LLC over charges “ that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.

What BMW did violated the restriction on “Tie-In Sales” provisions of the Act. The Act does not permit a warrantor to condition “ a warranty on the consumer’s using, in connection with the warranted product, an article or a service (other than an article or a service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) identified by brand, trade, or corporate name.
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