Staff continues to monitor Craigslist for errant dealer activities and unlicensed
sales activities on Craigslist. Staff has also recently begun monitoring Craigslist
for unlicensed dismantler activities. Leads uncovered through monitoring are being
House Bill 1516, the Oklahoma Car Crusher Act, passed and was signed by Governor
Fallin. The Commission approved the rules to implement the Act and must present them
to the Governor at least 45 days before the November 1, 2014, effective date.
Staff conducted four informal hearings during the month of July. Twenty-nine inspections
were completed, 39 complaints closed, 19 Cease and Desist letters issued, and four
informal hearings conducted.
Open Safety Recalls - Independent dealers have three primary choices when faced
with selling a vehicle subject to an open safety recall. Points to consider when
establishing dealership policy are here.
Title Assignment Date - The Motor Vehicle Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission
issued a reminder that the certificate of title assignment date is the date of ownership
transfer, not the date the title is completed or entered into the OTC system. Here
is more info on Completion of the Certificate of Title.
Post the Buyers Guide - UMV&PC investigators are now auditing for display of the
FTC As-Is Buyers Guide in all vehicles offered for sale. Federal law allows penalties
up to $16,000 per vehicle for non-compliance. More on compliance…