Fix the Hog: Harley, Westinghouse ordered to fix warranties
By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have accused Harley-Davidson and Westinghouse of imposing illegal warranty terms on customers and ordered them to fix their warranties and ensure that their dealers compete fairly with independent repair-makers.
The Federal Trade Commission announced the action against the motorcycle maker and MWE Investments, which makes Westinghouse-brand outdoor power generators and related equipment.
The FTC said the companies have imposed illegal warranty terms that voided customers' warranties if they used anyone other than the companies and their authorized dealers to get parts or repairs restricting consumers' choices and costing them more money.