A Wichita car company has agreed to pay nearly $8,000 in restitution after being accused of “deceptive and unconscionable acts and practices” involving car sales, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.
The agreement between Cars Unlimited and the Consumer Protection Division of the district attorney’s office called for Cars Unlimited to provide $4,482 to a consumer who purchased a vehicle that fell “below legal standards,” a statement released by the office said.
After the consumer was allegedly told there was nothing wrong with the car, the car’s engine overheated about three miles from the lot at 762 N. West St. The consumer liquidated part of her pension to cover the cost of repairs.
The restitution paid by Cars Unlimited to the consumer covers the repairs plus a portion of her additional financial loss related to the transaction, the district attorney’s office said.
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Cars Unlimited agreed to pay $3,374 in civil penalties, investigative expenses and court costs.