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State suspended the license of an Omro area auto dealer

June 10, 2013

Odometer violations resulted in two-day suspension

The motor vehicle dealer license of an Omro area auto dealership was suspended temporarily by the state of Wisconsin for two calendar days. In an effort to keep its motor vehicle dealership license, Park Place Auto Sales, 2224 E. Main Street, Omro, agreed to follow better business practices. The dealership acknowledged it improperly replaced odometer clusters on two vehicles it sold, so they would reflect lower mileage. Park Place Auto Sales agreed to provide restitution to the two individuals who purchased the vehicles with replaced odometers.

The state Department of Administration’s Division of Hearings and Appeals found that these violations warranted the suspension of the motor vehicle dealer’s license. The suspension was effective May 25, 2013, through May 28, 2013.

While suspended, the dealership could not engage in any activity that requires a motor vehicle dealer license. Any future violations could result in the loss of the dealership’s motor vehicle dealer license. Park Place Auto Sales agreed to allow agents or employees of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to inspect all business records necessary to verify compliance with the Order Suspending License.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Dealer and Agent Section licenses, regulates and educates the motor vehicle industry, and resolves disputes about dealership sales and warranty repairs. It also investigates complaints about odometer tampering involving dealerships and private sellers.

 

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