Sunday, July 31, 2022

Federal Trade Commission fines Harley-Davidson for violating new 'right to repair' law

The FTC voted unanimously in July 2021 to ramp up law enforcement against illegal repair restrictions.

It issued its first fines last month against Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse outdoor generator maker MWE Investments LLC.

According to the FTC’s complaints, both companies were imposing illegal warranty terms that voided customers’ warranties if they used anyone other than the companies and their authorized dealers to get parts or repairs for their products. 

 The FTC also alleged that Harley-Davidson failed to fully disclose all the terms of its warranty in a single document, requiring consumers to contact an authorized dealership for full details.

Harley will be fined $46,517 per violation. The company would not comment on the fine.

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