“Some consumers (are) saying they never received the title to a vehicle they bought from the dealership,” the office said.
The lawsuit accuses Smith and the dealership of violating Ohio’s Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act. DeWine’s office said the suit seeks an end to any “violations of the law,” reimbursement to affected consumers, and reimbursement to the Title Defect Recision Fund, which helps consumers when a dealership fails to provide a title as required by law.
An employee who answered the phone at the dealership Tuesday afternoon and gave his name as “Shane” said he does not have a comment.
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The company’s web site says it also offers repair and towing services.
Consumers who have title problems should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or (800) 282-0515.