Charlotte, NC asked in Consumer Law for Virginia

Q: Do I have grounds to sue a vehicle dealership for failing to deliver a valid title to the DMV?

Hi! I am having an issue with a vehicle dealership in VA not sending the NCDMV a corrected title. The original title sent at purchase omitted the VIN number. NCDMV sent them a letter in March 2021 requesting a corrected one and they still have not. I have called and emailed them with no response. I am trying to remove my name from the title as it has 2 people on it. This is preventing me from doing so. I own a truck that I have no idea where it is because the other owner has it. Is this something that the dealership could be sued for? Thank you!

If it matters the vehicle was financed.

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Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman

A: You need to consult a qualified consumer law attorney in Virginia about this. If the vehicle were purchased in North Carolina it would be subject to NC DMV fraud and licensing bureau for car dealers. I suggest filing a complaint with the Virginia equivalent of North Carolina DMV theft or car dealer licensing bureau. Any lawsuit would have to be filed in Virginia.

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