If you plan buying a new vehicle, especially a Mercedes-Benz car, through finance, then you have to think twice…
Mercedes spokeperson said:
“When a customer chooses to finance the purchase of their car this way, they sign a contract and agree to the location sensors in the car being activated in the event that they default or breach their agreement.”
“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature.”
“Locating the car is part of the repossession process and is not permanently tracking customers.”
“It is only activated in exceptional circumstances where the customer has breached their finance agreement and repeatedly failed to reply to requests to contact us.”
An Ex-Cabinet minister, who asked the Government to investigate the issue, said:
“This is not the first time big business has behaved like Big Brother — but it’s rare to be quite as deceitful as this.
“I have to question whether it is even legal to pass on information to other people such as bailiffs.
“I would think the relevant minister ought to look very closely at the legality of this procedure.”