Tuesday, 28 July 2015 16:23

OH Attorney General Seeks Reimbursement from Used Car Dealership for Failing to Deliver Titles

On July 24, a lawsuit was filed by the Ohio attorney general against a Middletown used car dealership accused of failing to deliver titles to vehicles it sold to consumers.

The lawsuit accuses Dixie Cars Concepts and its owner Ali El Azzouzi of violating state law. It also seeks reimbursement for consumers and a state fund that helps consumers resolve title problems.

Dixie Cars Concepts last operated at 2701 Dixie Highway in Hamilton. It currently is closed.

Since 2013, the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section has received 20 complaints against the dealership. Most involved title problems.

“Consumers complained to us saying they bought vehicles from this dealership but never received a valid title,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We were able to help many of these consumers, but now we are seeking reimbursement from the dealership and a permanent end to any violations of state law.”

In this case, the Attorney General’s Office paid out $40,644 from the Title Defect Rescission Fund, a special fund that helps consumers who have title problems after buying vehicles from a dealership.