Wichita used car dealership banned in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – iDeal Motors, LLC, a south Wichita used car dealership, has been barred from doing business in Kansas, District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release Friday.
The press release indicates that a default judgment of $159,328.41 has been entered against iDeal Motors and its owners, Adam and Andrea Newbrey, for violation of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act (KCPA).
The Consumer Protection Division said it received two complaints that iDeal Motors, which was located at 4435 S. Broadway Ave., failed to provide titles to buyers.
An investigation found in a transaction, iDeal Motors sold a scrap vehicle to a customer without proper authorization, used an unlicensed seller in the transaction, deliberately concealed from the buyer that the vehicle was a scrap vehicle and falsely told the buyer that the vehicle was a recovery vehicle.
In the second transaction, the Consumer Protection Division said iDeal Motors sold a vehicle with open safety recalls and did not disclose that information to buyers.
The press release says that in both transactions, iDeal Motors failed to deliver title within 60 days and issued multiple sixty-day temporary registration permits in violation of Kansas law.
In 2019, iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey entered into a consent judgment with the attorney’s office, promising to make a good faith effort to resolve new consumer complaints. The Consumer Protection Division alleged that the dealership and Newbery willfully failed to cooperate with the investigation.
The default judgment asks 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 fined iDeal Motors and Adam Newbrey an additional $40,000 for breaching the prior consent judgment.
The judgment revoked iDeal Motors’ business license and permanently barred the Newbreys from selling motor vehicles in Kansas.
When buying a used car, the DA’s office offers the following advice:
- Make sure you know as much as you can before buying
- Consider asking to take the vehicle for an independent inspection before buying the car.
- Have the car inspected, request a vehicle history report and check for recalls by clicking here.
The prosecutor’s office says recalls are free and repairs are covered by the manufacturer. Other safety issues may also affect your decision to buy the car.
Default judgment was filed on August 26, 2022.
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