A few weeks after buying a used Toyota Highlander, Maurice Leckington, a member of the AARP in Clearfield, Utah, noticed an enigmatic $398 tax with Etch Protection in the sales contract. A call to the dealer confirmed that he had received a complaint for glassware – a safety add-on in which a code number, often the vehicle identification number (VIN), is engraved in each window of the vehicle. VIN-tzen is recommended by police, insurance agencies and national vehicle theft prevention agencies This service is sometimes offered free of charge at sponsored events.        Vin-tzen is a counter-measure against theft of reflective vehicles in which a vehicle`s VIN is engraved on windows to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle for thieves. As if buying a car is not confusing enough, there are now sneaky drawbacks to respecting consumers. Chief Financial Officer Scott Roper of Toyota Bountiful in Bountiful, Utah, said the add-on would help identify the car if it was stolen and Leckington could win a car insurance rebate. Leckington was certain that he had not been informed of the service at the time of the sale, and a cheque with his insurer revealed that he was not offering such a discount. Hoping for a refund, Leckington called the dealership more than 10 times over the next few months, saying he had been repeatedly promised that a refund application form would be sent to him. But that was never the case. So he took AARP On Your Side.
I`m sorry you and your husband existed like this. Remember that you have control during the buying process. If they do not engage in something during the negotiations, you will get out of it. You`ll find another market. Don`t get sucked in the car- We`ve put it all together, and we notice there`s a VTR fee of $1,295!!! My husband and I are like a chicken? And ask the sales manager what it is. We asked, word for word, « Did the M A N A T O R Y? » and the manager explained what it was and said it was mandatory and that the cost depended on the cost of the vehicle. I agreed when we asked if anything was MANDATORY, and he said there was no way to remove it, so we went further. we get the contract, go home, enthusiastic and happy, because I have this awesome vehicle with heated seats and in the hype. Consumer advocate Ron Burley writes On Your Side for AARP and is the author of Unscrewed: The Consumer`s Guide to Getting What You Paid For.
Do you have a complaint? Tell Ron at AARP On Your Side what`s hurting your consumers. While setting up vehicle windows is not a real scam, the practice is of questionable value. You can tell that your insurance does not reduce premiums for vehicles with engraved windows. Not the few big insurers I spoke to on the phone. In addition, loading 398 $US for a procedure that an owner can do with an $18 Amazon kit seems a bit cheeky. I asked Toyota Bountiful the sales manager about the massive service. Auggie Wasmund said the price contained insurance that would pay the deductible if the car had been stolen. TL; DR – Vehicle purchased; Dealership attached itself to 1.2k VTR charges which was optional, but we were said to be mandatory.
want to know if on the dealer side of the house, if there is an option to solve the disposal fee, without the vehicle back/find another option. In some U.S. states, vehicles with wine-screen windows may be eligible for a discount of up to 15%.     Subscribe to Ron Burley`s Newsletter on Finance, Fraud and Consumer Protection, AARP Bulletin, April 2016 | Comments: 0 Even in most countries there is no cooling time and you can`t just return the vehicle.