§ 301.3. General provisions—manufacturer.

 With respect to a manufacturer, the following will be considered unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices:

   (1)  Furnishing replacement parts or equipment for motor vehicles under the terms of a warranty or guaranty which are not of equal or superior quality or which change the terms of the original warranty or guarantee.

   (2)  Failing to furnish to its dealers price lists or change notices for motor vehicles, optional equipment, accessories and transportation or destination charges on which dealers may rely in executing contracts with purchasers.

   (3)  To increase prices of motor vehicles which the dealer had ordered for private retail consumers prior to the dealer’s receipt of the written official price increase notification. A sales contract signed by a private retail consumer shall constitute evidence of the order.

   (4)  Substituting for identified specified equipment other equipment unless the purchaser is immediately notified in writing of the proposed substitution and is given the opportunity to rescind the purchase agreement within 5 days of notification of the substitution.

   (5)  Failing to cancel upon request a purchase order and to refund to the dealer monies received when unable to deliver a motor vehicle as ordered within 8 weeks from the date of the purchase order: unless the purchase order specifies a longer time period for delivery; unless the dealer was notified, prior to the date of the purchase order, of a longer delivery period; or unless the delay is caused by acts beyond the control of the manufacturer.



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