In Raceway Ford Cases, the California Supreme Court found that a car dealer did not violate the AFSA in backdating a RISC to the date of sale when financing could not be found after a spot-delivery.
The Automobile Sales Finance Act (ASFA), also known as the Rees-Levering Motor Vehicle Sales and Finance Act (Civ. Code, § 2981 et seq.) is a consumer protection statute that governs the sale of vehicles where the buyer finances all or part of the car‘s purchase price. We granted review to determine (1) whether defendant Raceway Ford, Inc. (Raceway) violated ASFA when, after agreeing to an initial finance contract, it would enter into a subsequent finance contract with a buyer and backdate the second contract to the date of the first contract; and (2) whether Raceway violated ASFA when a computer error caused Raceway to incorrectly include smog-related fees in buyers‘ purchase contracts. We conclude (1) that Raceway‘s practice of backdating contracts did not violate ASFA and (2) that Raceway did violate ASFA when it disclosed inaccurate smog fees, but plaintiffs are not entitled to a remedy under ASFA because the violation was due to an ?accidental or bona fide error in computation.? (Civ. Code, § 2983, subd. (a).)