DETROIT – Licenses of four Metro Detroit used auto dealers were suspended Wednesday for failure to follow proper procedures, according to Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office.
The suspensions are due to alleged failures to maintain records and make them available for inspection, as required by law for a period of five years.
“The vast majority of auto dealers follow the law and provide great service, but for the ones who don’t, we’ll hold them accountable,” Johnson said. “Vehicles are a major purchase for consumers and one critical to day-to-day life. My team is ready to investigate any claims of fraud or other illegal activity by unscrupulous sellers.”
From the Secretary of States Office:
The auto dealers Johnson suspended are:
- Infiniti Motor Group, Inc., 24909 Plymouth Road in Redford. The dealership licensee was unable to produce records required by law, including odometer statements and properly assigned titles, to a Secretary of State investigator during a general compliance inspection. The licensee was previously on a two-year probation, in part due to a failure to properly maintain records. The summary suspension order was issued Aug. 2.
- Get A Car, LLC, 32730 Northwestern Highway in Farmington. A Secretary of State investigator attempted a general compliance inspection at the dealership address, only to find no signs of the dealership and the facility occupied by another business. The licensee informed the investigator of an alternate address, but no dealership was found at that site either. The summary suspension order was issued July 27.
- 247 Motors, LLC, 8040 Oakland St. in Detroit. Acting on a complaint from a consumer who allegedly paid money to the licensee but did not receive a vehicle or title, Secretary of State investigators attempted an inspection of the dealership but discovered the licensed location to be vacant and no records available. The summary suspension order was issued Aug. 10.
- Buds Auto Sales, LLC, 28474 Utica Road in Roseville. A routine inspection of dealership records was attempted by a Secretary of State investigator, who found the dealership was not in operation. After contact with the licensee, a second inspection was attempted a month later and, again, no records were available. The summary suspension order was issued Aug. 10.
Consumers who have a complaint against any of the auto dealers are encouraged to call the Office of Investigative Services automotive complaint line at 517-335-1410.