Friday, May 1, 2015

FTC Enforces Magnuson-Moss Act Against BMW

In March, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged BMW with violating the “tie-in provision” of the Magnuson-Moss Act by stating within Mini owner’s manuals that “only Mini dealers are to perform oil changes” as a condition of the four-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty. In a major victory for the aftermarket, BMW has agreed to a pending settlement with the FTC and will discontinue the illegal practice. Read the details here.