Dealer Pays for Selling Cars with Undisclosed Recalls

By Staff Writer October 29, 2018

The owner of a Kansas car dealership has entered into a consent judgment based on allegations he failed to disclose safety recalls, attempted to disclaim implied warranties, failed to disclose material facts about the car and the transaction, and used an unlicensed salesperson.

The agreement between Jorge Rodriguez, owner of Rodriguez Auto Sales of Wichita and the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office calls for him to pay $17,500 in civil penalties, restitution, court costs, and fees. The agreement also requires him to check all his vehicles for recalls and fully disclose the recalls before selling the cars to consumers.

The agreement also requires Rodriguez to provide and display buyer’s guides, to disclose in any advertising, including social media, that the car is being sold by a dealership not a private individual, and use only licensed salespersons.

Jorge Rodriguez admitted the allegations.

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