Release date: September 1, 2020
The State of Wisconsin revoked the wholesale dealer license for America Auto Sales Inc., 701 North Lincoln St., Elkhorn, for unlicensed retail sales and odometer fraud. The order, issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles, determined that America Auto Sales violated state law when they sold at least six vehicles with mileage discrepancies to retail customers. The license was revoked effective June 4, 2020.
Businesses with a Wisconsin wholesale dealer license are allowed to buy vehicles at Wisconsin’s auto actions, which are open to only dealers or their representatives. However, they need to have a separate Wisconsin retail dealers license to legally sell a vehicle to the general public. Vehicles purchased from an unlicensed dealer do not have the same Wisconsin consumer protection laws as those bought from a licensed dealer.
DMV’s Dealer and Agent Section licenses, regulates and resolves disputes about dealership sales and warranty repairs. It also provides consumers with information on odometer tampering and investigates complaints involving dealerships and private sellers.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs