A south Wichita car dealership accused of engaging in deceptive business practices involving car sales and leases has agreed to pay $19,000 in civil penalties, investigative expenses and other costs.
Family Motors, 4230 S. Broadway, entered into a consent judgment that calls for the penalties on Thursday with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division, according to a news release. The business also violated the terms of a previous consent agreement from last July, the district attorney’s office said.
Family Motors was accused of selling a vehicle without disclosing a manufacturer recall and also of trying to leave out, change or limit implied warranties of merchantability — an ordinary buyer’s expectations of goods — and fitness of a vehicle to be leased.
In Kansas, auto suppliers are prohibited from selling vehicles “as is” and must tell buyers and potential buyers about safety recalls and other material facts.
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Family Motors has agreed to stop engaging in practices considered deceptive and unconscionable by the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, the district attorney’s office said.