Wichita, Kansas 2021-10-21 12:58:27 –
Wichita, Kang (KSNW) —The District Attorney’s Office states that Wichita’s used car dealership has agreed to the ruling after four customers have complained.
District attorney Mark Bennett states that his office has investigated four separate complaints about Superb Motors on 400 N. West Street and one of its salespeople, Thomas Griffin and Jr.
DA’s office is Superb and Griffin, Jr. Claimed to have violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA) in the following ways:
- Unable to deliver title within 60 days in two transactions
- Doesn’t disclose odometer issues and one-third lacks catalytic converter
- Use of unlicensed sales representatives in the fourth transaction
- Could not provide buyer’s guide to protected consumers (disabled, veterans, military members, or over 60 years old)
Bennett says the dealer and Griffin Jr. have denied the KCPA breach, but have ruled in agreement to resolve the issue. The judge approved it on Wednesday.
- $ 30,000 as civil punishment, other costs and expenses
- 12 months trial period and cooperation for future complaints
- Check previous sales to see if the buyer sold the vehicle without being informed about the safety recall that existed at the time of sale
According to DA, Superb has refunded a total of over $ 7,000 to the two buyers. The third purchaser will receive over $ 6,000.
The DA office offers the following advice when buying a used car:
- Get as much information about your vehicle as you can before you buy
- Consider asking your vehicle to be inspected independently before you buy
- Dealers need to place a buyer guide on a used car
- visit Consumer.FTC.gov For more information on buying a used car
After purchase, the purchaser must obtain proof of ownership within 60 days. Otherwise, the purchase is “illegal and invalid” and the purchaser is eligible for a refund.
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