WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – iDeal Motors, LLC, a used car dealership in south Wichita, has been banned from doing business in Kansas, District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release on Friday.
The news release says a $159,328.41 default judgment was entered against iDeal Motors and its owners, Adam and Andrea Newbrey, for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA).
Consumer Protection Division said it received two complaints that iDeal Motors, which is located in 4435 S. Broadway Ave., failed to provide title to the buyer.
An investigation found in a transaction, iDeal Motors sold a scrap vehicle to a customer without being properly licensed, used an unlicensed salesperson on the transaction, willfully withheld from the buyer that the vehicle was a scrap vehicle, and falsely told to buy the vehicle. a salvage vehicle.
In the second transaction, the Consumer Protection Division said iDeal Motors sold vehicles with open safety recalls and did not disclose that information to buyers.
The news release says that in both transactions, iDeal Motors failed to deliver the title within 60 days and issued several sixty-day temporary registration permits in violation of Kansas law.
In 2019, iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey filed a consent decree with the DA’s office, promising a good faith effort to resolve the new consumer complaint. The Division of Consumer Protection said the dealer and Newbery willfully failed to cooperate with the investigation.
The default judgment calls for iDeal Motors to pay more than $24,000 in restitution to customers and $90,000 in civil penalties for KCPA violations, in addition to other costs and expenses.
The court also imposed an additional $40,000 fine on iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey for violating the prior consent decree.
The judgment revoked the business license for iDeal Motors and permanently banned Newbreys from selling motor vehicles in Kansas.
When buying a used car, the DA’s office offers these tips:
- Make sure you know as much as you can before buying
- Consider asking to take the vehicle for an independent inspection before buying a car.
- Have the car inspected, request a vehicle history report, and check for recalls by clicking Here you go.
The DA’s office says the recall is free and repairs are covered by the manufacturer, and other safety issues could also affect your decision to buy a car.
The default judgment was filed on August 26, 2022.