Release date: July 1, 2022
The state of Wisconsin revoked the wholesale dealer license for Columbia wholesale dealer Motorworks LLC, located at 101 Skyline Drive #1 W814, Arlington.
The order, issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles, determined that Motorworks violated state law when they sold motor vehicles to retail customers without a retail dealer license in violation of Wis Stat. §218.0114(1) and Wis. Admin. Code ch. Trans 138.027(2). Motorworks purchased vehicles with high mileage, rolled back the odometers, altered titles to reflect lower mileage, and provided false odometer statements to customers in violation of 49 U.S.C. Section 32703(2), 49 U.S.C. Section 32705(a)(2), 18 U.S.C. Section 513(a) Wis. Stats §§218.0146(3)(b), and 342.155(2) & (3).
The license was revoked effective May 11, 2022. While the revocations occurred earlier, under Wisconsin law dealers are afforded 30 days to appeal. This appeal period is now passed.
WisDOT’s Dealer and Agent Section licenses, regulates and resolves disputes about dealership sales and warranty repairs. It also investigates complaints about odometer tampering and title fraud involving dealerships and private sellers.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs