Consumer Blog: Car Dealer Issues

Texas Law Provides Added Protection for Consumers Defrauded by Car Dealers

Monday, January 4th, 2010

“Spot delivery” generally occurs when a car dealer delivers a vehicle when the dealer has not obtained financing from a third-party lender.  The dealer hopes to be able to assign a retail installment sales contract to a third-party lender after the third-party lender approves the loan.  Therefore, the dealer delivers the vehicle to the consumer, at times promising that financing has been obtained.  Numerous problems arise for consumers when the dealer cannot obtain third-party financing.  There is new law, and new remedies available for consumers, in Texas for fraud connected with improper spot deliveries.  Here is a link to the new law -

Spot Delivery in Texas