Just where is that Buick Regal made? Answer: Germany. But, according to the Made in the USA Foundation, you wouldn't know this from the label if you saw the car at an auto show.
The foundation has charged GM with violating the American Automobile Labeling Act (AALA), which requires all new cars in the retail market to include country-of-origin information.
The AALA requires a window sticker on new cars that includes information such as where the car was assembled, where the engine was made, and where the transmission was made.
According to the foundation, these labels are left off GM cars on display at auto shows.
"Millions of consumers get their first look at cars at auto shows," said Joel D. Joseph, chairman of the foundation. "The law applies to cars that are 'for sale' and auto show cars, except concept cars. Identical GM cars are for sale at thousands of dealers across the nation, and display vehicles should include country-of-origin information. The U.S. government saved GM and still owns one-third of the company. General Motors should comply with the intent of the law."
We'll have to see what GM has to say about this. To be continued...