CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A Kanawha County used car dealership is charged with selling unsafe vehicles amid a slew of allegations that violate various facets of West Virginia consumer protection laws .
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has filed a lawsuit against Mr. V & Sons Pre-Owned Auto Sales, Inc. and its owners, founder Sohrab Vagheei and his son, Camron Vagheei, after complaints from 11 consumers from Boone, Fayette and Kanawha counties.
The lawsuit includes allegations that Mr. V & Sons sold vehicles with numerous mechanical problems and refused to take responsibility for repairs. Some examples include a transmission failing within 24 hours of purchase, faulty brakes, a broken rear spring and rusting frames, and other issues that rendered vehicles unable to pass a national security inspection.
According to the civil complaint, Mr. V & Sons is also accused of failing to transfer and deliver car titles within 60 days from the date of sale and of selling vehicles “as is” without providing the clause disclaimer required. Other allegations include misleading consumers and failure to meet the company’s warranty obligations, non-disclosure of financing terms and conditions, and failure to notify customers of their right to take over overdue payments.
Morrisey is seeking civil penalties, restitution and a court order to permanently restrain the defendants from any similar violation of the state’s credit and consumer protection law.
“Companies that mislead the consumer – whether big or small – must be held accountable,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Our state has many reputable auto dealerships, however, those who seek to mislead consumers should be warned. We intend to go to court and prove the allegations in our complaint.
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