SPRING Singapore to take legal action against car retailer SG Vehicles

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SPRING Singapore, the administering agency of the Consumer Protection Act, on Monday said it will take legal action against automotive retailer SG Vehicles for engaging in unfair practices.

SPRING said it will apply to the High Court on December 19 for a declaration and/or injunction1 to be granted against SG Vehicles, it said in a press release.

The decision to commence legal proceedings was made after thorough investigation of complaints by consumers against SG Vehicles to the Consumers Association of Singapore. The complaints were related to representations of the terms and conditions of the sale agreement which could have potentially misled the complainants, SPRING said.

SG Vehicles was placed under the CASE Company Alert list in December 2015 following complaints from consumers, SPRING said, adding that between 2015 and 2017 the consumer watchdog "sought to resolve these complaints through negotiation and mediation."

This is the first time SPRING will take legal action under the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act.

SG Vehicles will have to cease the unfair practices and comply with accompanying orders if the declaration and/or injunction is granted, SPRING said in a release.