One Michigan-based Chevrolet dealership won’t be in the business of selling, buying or trading vehicles for 15 days. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced last Friday that the dealer will be suspended from doing business for 15 days, according to The Detroit Free Press.
The government served Patsy Lou Chevrolet in Flint Township the suspension after numerous violations and customers complaints. The most recent complaints include the dealer’s failure to provide buyers with vehicle titles.
“Despite multiple attempts to address the dealership’s violations without a suspension, the owner and the department were unable to reach an agreement, and Department of State staff then was forced to seek this penalty,” Johnson said
Specifically, a customer purchased a vehicle in December of 2016 and never received a title for the car. An investigation uncovered that not only did Patsy Lou Chevrolet not provide a title for two months, but the dealership’s filed paperwork filed included false information.
The dealership instead gave the customer a dealer license plate to drive the vehicle without a title. Dealerships themselves are only to use the special plates for business purposes.