Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane recently announced a settlement agreement with an automobile business in central Pennsylvania that leased vehicles requiring significant repair work under a lease that did not follow federal law.

The business, Credit Connect Auto Sales Inc., provides vehicles that are lease-to-own. The business has locations in York, Harrisburg and Carlisle. The Carlisle branch also runs a repair shop for motor vehicles.

The settlement, an assurance of voluntary compliance form, obligates the business to pay a civil penalty amounting to $12,500. The fine is for alleged violations of the Pennsylvania Auto Regulations, the Consumer Protection Law, the Federal Trade Commission’s Use Car Rule and the Truth in Lending Act.

In addition, the settlement terms require the company to use only lease agreements that align with federal law. The business must begin to use these new leases within 90 days. They also must agree to the Auto Regulations and the Consumer Protection Law in the future.

This move was taken after the office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection had numerous customer complains about the business. This called for an investigation.

Further details can be found online.

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