Watchdog crackdown on dealers

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC) is launching an investigative study into car retailers. The consumer watchdog wants to make sure dealerships are allowing consumers to exercise their rights. “Consumer issues arising in relation to new car retailing is a priority area for the ACCC,” said commission chairman Rod Sims. The study will focus on the ability of consumers to enforce their rights, and false, misleading and deceptive practices in relation to performance, fuel efficiency and emissions.