Car Buyer s Bill of Rights

A new law establishing the “Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights” substantially impacts the purchase of new and used vehicles. This new law, which takes effect July 1, 2006, affects retail vehicle sales handled by licensed car dealers in California. This new law does not apply to transactions between private parties, motorcycles, or off-highway vehicles.

New Information

The Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation (CMVRC) is releasing an informational public awareness “Notice to Consumers” and a Consumer Recovery Fund Claim form (See Attached - New Consumer Recovery Form).

Publications

Car Buyer's Bill of Rights (FFVR 35)

Odometer Disclosure

Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A)

What You Need to Know When Buying a Vehicle (FFVR 26)

Check California Dealer Status

Occupational License Status Information

Other Agencies

California Attorney General

California Board of Equalization—Sales and Use Taxes

California Bureau of Automotive Repair—Auto Repairs

California Bureau of Automotive Repair—Smog Certifications

California Department of Consumer Affairs

California Department of Consumer Affairs—Arbitration Certification Program (The Lemon Law)

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration—Safety or Recall Issues