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BREAKING: Dealer Files Class Action Against Reynolds, CDK

Teterboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram yesterday filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against Reynolds and Reynolds and CDK Global. A Reynolds and Reynolds client, Teterboro alleges that the two DMS companies “allocated market share, reduced competition, fixed and raised prices for dealer management system services” as well as for “data and extraction and services secondary […]

Oct. 20, 2017
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19
2017
CT Police Send Warning To Dealerships

The warning to dealers comes after a string of dealership-related crimes in the area.

Oct. 19, 2017
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Nissan Inspection Scandal Gets Worse, Not Better

Japan’s No. 2 auto manufacturer has found itself even deeper into a misconduct scandal involving uncertified vehicle inspections. Late last month, Nissan Motor Company revealed that final inspections at all six of its domestic manufacturing plants in Japan had been conducted by uncertified technicians, who then forged the inspection documents using the names of their […]

Oct. 19, 2017
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Dealers Doing Good & Test Drive Theft

A dealership decided to offer a new truck for a family that had theirs stolen while parked at a children’s hospital.

Oct. 18, 2017
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Ford-Safety-Recall-F-150-Super-Duty Ford Issues Safety Recall on F-Series Lineup

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday issued a recall for 1.3 million of its most profitable vehicle models, the F-Series truck. The recall will likely cost the North American division of Ford an estimated $267 million in the final quarter of the year. The recall is related to the side doors on certain F-150 and Super-Duty […]

Oct. 18, 2017
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18
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Guinness-Book-of-World-Records-Longest-Range-Electric-Vehicle-ITAP ITAP Sets Guinness World Record for Longest-Range EV

Los Angeles-based company IT Asset Partners (ITAP) have claimed the official Guinness Book of World Records title for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle today, October 18th, 2017, by traveling more than 1600 kilometers at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana over a two-day consecutive run. The Guinness Book of World Records flew in adjudicator Michael Empric to […]

Oct. 18, 2017
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Houston-Area Dealer Group Releases Post-Hurricane Update

The dealership group has a large number of locations impacted by the recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Oct. 17, 2017
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Smart-Motors-Madison-Wisconsin-GM-Indicted 2 Grand Jury Indicts Former Dealership GM

The former general manager of a dealership in Madison, Wisconsin, is facing federal embezzlement charges. Allen R. Foster, 53, who previously managed Smart Motors, was sued in 2016 by his former employer over the alleged embezzlement of $3 million. On Wednesday, federal prosecutors formally charged him with fraud and money laundering. The indictment was issued […]

Oct. 17, 2017
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Autotrader Celebrates 20 Years as Online Car Shopping Pioneer

ATLANTA, October 16, 2017 – Car shopping has come a long way over the last 20 years, from the days of fliers and circulars, to today’s connected experience seamlessly blending the online to in-store shopping journey. As the first nationwide online car shopping site, Autotrader has been at the forefront of digital automotive retail innovation […]

Oct. 17, 2017
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16
2017
Carbon Monoxide Risk: Ford to Repair Explorers

The automaker is offering the repairs not as a recall, but as a “complimentary service.”

Oct. 16, 2017
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Baxter-Toyota-Lincoln-Nebraska-Team-Jack-Foundation Dealership Teams Up with 12-Year-Old Brain Cancer Survivor

Jack Hoffman, with his parents Andy and Briana and his two sisters, led the caravan of almost 30 cars down 27th street on a quiet Sunday morning, as they helped Baxter Toyota raise money for pediatric brain cancer research. Jack is a 12-year-old brain cancer survivor from Atkinson, Nebraska, and the inspiration for the Team […]

Oct. 16, 2017
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attorney-general-eric-schneiderman 5 Dealerships Charged with Unlawful Sales

Five dealerships in New York have been charged by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with unlawful car sales. The charges stem from allegations the dealerships “sold customers ‘after-sale’ credit repair and identity theft protection services that often added thousands of dollars to the purchase price of the vehicle,” according to Rochester news station WHEC. In […]

Oct. 16, 2017
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