Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

June 2016

Charles E. Gill — Bellevue, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $2000.

Heng Lim — Renton, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5000.

Zein Automobiles — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title prior to sale of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $750.

Juan C. Camarena Melendez — Mount Vernon, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $7000.

Leavitt Auto Sales — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers, failure to have possession of the title at the time of sale, falsification of sale/delivery date, unlawful issuance of e-permits.
  • Action: Fined $1,350.

My Town Motors — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: 10 late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $7,500.

May 2016

Frontline Auto Centre — Bothell, WA

  • Finding: Failed to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle on the purchase order agreement, failed to itemize license transfer fee on the purchase order agreement.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Touch of Class Auto Body — Battle Ground, WA

  • Finding: Failure to collect sales tax and licensing fees, and failure to retain records.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Tom’s Boat Shop — Wilbur, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $750, which is stayed for 1 year.

Northwest Autoway — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: Failed to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle on the purchase order agreement.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, which is stayed for 1 year.

West Coast Autoworks — Edmonds, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Titus-Will Ford Sales — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: 3 late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $750.

Clean Machine Auto Detail — Longview, WA

  • Finding: Failed to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle on the purchase order agreement.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Camp Chevrolet Camp Cadillac — Spokane, WA

  • Finding: Sold 8 vehicles and failed to transfer titles into the buyer’s name within 45 days.
  • Action: Fined $3,500.

New Creation Auto Sales — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Failure to transfer title, unlawful issuance of vehicle dealer temporary permit, failure to enter temporary permits into the e-permit system, failure to disclose on the purchase order agreement that the Documentary Service Fee is negotiable, unlawful transfer of title without consent of buyer.
  • Action: Fined $6,750.

Dogcon Auto — Shelton, WA

  • Finding: Failure to pay fine.
  • Action: Payment arrangements.

Steven Herrera — Marysville, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $1,000.

Koorosh Behzad — Issaquah, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $1,000.

Kiarash Behzad — Issaquah, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $3,000.

Yaroslav Klykov — Bellingham, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $2,000.

Sheila Ristick — Hillsboro, OR

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $9,000.

April 2016

Sandra Antillon — Renton, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $500.

Brad N. Mills — Centralia, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “Salvage/Rebuilt” status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $2000 and 3-day suspension of license.

Jose Roberio Soares Lins — Renton, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $1,000.

Martinez Autos — Sunnyside, WA

  • Finding: Failure to log 5 dealer temporary permits in the e-permit log.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Mid-Valley Chrysler Dodge Jeep — Grandview, WA

  • Finding: 21 late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $15,750.

Arreola’s Auto Sales and More — Union Gap, WA

  • Finding: Failure to pay monetary penalty.
  • Action: Agreed to payment arrangements.

Mao’s Auto Sales — Seattle, WA

  • Finding: Failure to transfer title within 45 days.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Yevgeniy A. Khizhnyak — Ferndale, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to Cease and Desist, fined $2000.

Kitsap Used Cars — Port Orchard, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “Salvage/Rebuilt” status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1000, which is stayed for 1 year.

March 2016

Curbside Motors — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failure to timely transfer title for 10 vehicles, failure to accept or reject purchasers’ contract within 4 days, failure to possess title at time of sale for 2 vehicles, failure to pay off the lien-holder within 2 days on 2 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $12,000.

My Town Motors — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Failure to timely transfer title for 7 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $5,250.

Truck City RV Sales — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failure to maintain sales and acquisition records at place of business, failure to maintain accurate records of dealer plates use, dealer license not posted in a conspicuous place.
  • Action: Fined $750.

EZ Auto Sales — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose salvage/rebuilt status of 7 vehicles prior to financing, misrepresentation to financing company by not disclosing salvage/rebuilt status on the face of the purchase order agreements, failure to disclose that the documentary service fee is negotiable, failure to log hard copy permit into the E-permit system.
  • Action:Fined $17,250, of which $12,250 is stayed, 7 day suspension of dealer license also stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Jonathan Michael Steve — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $5,000.

Desert Thunder Custom Cycles — Moses Lake, WA

  • Finding: Failure to renew LLC, failure to pay taxes to Department of Revenue in the amount of $167,314.67.
  • Action: Fined $2,000 and miscellaneous dealer license is revoked.

Selz Auto — Monroe, WA

  • Finding: One late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Paisanos Chevrolane Auto Sales — Seattle, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose salvage/rebuilt status of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

S&S Best Auto Sales — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers on 9 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $4,500.

Akeen Ray Heyer — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $9,000.

Bejyar Ahmad — Kent, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $1,000.

Puyallup Auto Source II — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose salvage/rebuilt status of vehicle on the face of the purchase order and to financing company.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Delgri Auto Sales — Shoreline, WA

  • Finding: Falsification of title application and late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Lucash Motors — Kent, WA

  • Finding: 11 late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $8,250.

February 2016

Lucash Motors - Kent, WA

  • Finding: Failure to maintain copies of title applications, certificate of fact, acquisition document, dealer temporary permits. 3 late title transfers. Unlawful issuance of multiple dealer temporary electronic permits.
  • Action: Fined $5750.

Ruben Garcia Vivanco - Mount Vernon, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist; $8000 fine is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Wilson Motors - Spanaway, WA

  • Finding: Overcharge of license/title/registration fees.
  • Action: Fined $1000.

Horizon Auto Sales - Everett, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfer and failure to record temporary permit into the e-permit recording system.
  • Action: Fined $1000.

Jimmy Ristick - Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $5000.

January 2016

S & S Best Auto Sales — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 11 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $5,500.

Vermeer Rocky Mountain — Billings, MT

  • Finding: Failure to maintain current Sales and Service Agreement with a licensed manufacturer.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Hussain O. Mutter — Kent, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $7,000.

9999 Auto Repair & Sales — Lakewood, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “Salvage/Rebuilt” status of vehicle to buyer.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, stayed for 1 year.

West Coast Motor Sales — Federal Way, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “Salvage/Rebuilt” status of vehicle to buyer.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Earl A. Soushek — Maple Valley, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $2,000.

Laurence Irvin Gillispie — Missoula, MT

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $21,000.

December 2015

Quy Q. Trinh — Seattle, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist unlicensed activity and fined $8,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations for a period of 1 year.

Andrew M. Lyter — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist unlicensed activity and fined $5,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations for a period of 1 year.

Misty Ollgaard — Spokane, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist unlicensed activity and fined $8,000.

Arreola’s Auto Sales & More — Yakima, WA

  • Finding: 9 late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $4,500.

Dogcon Auto — Shelton, WA

  • Finding: Failure to pay fine from previous administrative action.
  • Action: Respondent agreed to payment plan.

Bluray Motors — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Wholesale dealer sold 25 vehicles as retail.
  • Action: Fined $4,000 and surrender wholesale dealer license.

Otters Cars — Lynden, WA

  • Finding: Failure to provide documentation for established place of business.
  • Action: Ordered to surrender dealer license.

Global Auto — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failure to maintain required records.
  • Action: Fined $250.

Essential Motorsports — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: 1 late title transfer.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Heng Lim, Renton — WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist unlicensed activity and fined $6,000.

November 2015

Sunset Auto Wholesale — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1500.

Legacy Ford Pasco — Pasco, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $3000.

TDI Motors — Bellevue, WA

  • Finding: Odometer violation.
  • Action: Fined $1000.

Car Pros Kia — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failed to accept/reject purchaser’s contract within 4 business days.
  • Action: Fined $500, stayed.

Dick Hannah Honda — Vancouver, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1500.

Pioneer Muffler II — Ephrata, WA

  • Finding: Failure to maintain active Sales & Service Agreement with a licensed Manufacturer.
  • Action: Fined $1000, stayed.

October 2015

Spokane Frame & Auto — Spokane, WA

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “Salvage/Rebuilt” status of 3 vehicles prior to sale.
  • Action: Fined $1000.

Autos Only Lynnwood Auto Sales — Burien, WA

  • Finding: Failure to accept/reject purchaser’s contract within 4 business days.
  • Action: Fined $1000, stayed for 1 year.

Spirit Auto Center of Everett — Renton, WA

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title and acquisition documentation prior to sale of vehicle and failure to transfer title of vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $2000.

Mid-Valley Chrysler Jeep Dodge — Grandview, WA

  • Finding: Failure to transfer title.
  • Action: Fined $1000 and 1 day suspension of vehicle dealer license.

Quality Motors — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title and registration prior to sale of vehicle and failure to transfer title of vehicle, improper use of dealer temporary permits.
  • Action: Fined $1500.

AAA Auto Liquidators — Tacoma, WA

  • Finding: Failure to meet Established Place of Business requirements.
  • Action: Suspension of vehicle dealer license.

Peat’s Auto — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Failure to take physical custody of 18 vehicles prior to selling them, selling at a location other than the established place of business,
  • Action: Vehicle dealer license is revoked for 2 years.

Alan Webb Nissan — Vancouver, WA

  • Finding: Failure to timely transfer titles of 10 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1500.

Taylormade Automotive Group — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Failure to maintain dealer plate log, failure to maintain records for a 2008 Pontiac, and failure to maintain records for an additional 792 vehicles purchased in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Action: Fined $250 and wholesale dealer license is suspended until compliance with record keeping requirements is met.

September 2015

Toyota of Olympia — Olympia, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers and failure to pay off lien holder.
  • Action: Fined $35,750 of which $19,750 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Frontline Auto Centre — Bothell, WA

  • Finding: Selling trailer without Miscellaneous Dealer license, sold trailer as new without warranty service agreement in effect with the manufacturer.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

405 Motors — Woodinville, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers, unlawful issuance of dealer temporary permits, provided fraudulent Odometer Statement to Department.
  • Action: Fined $6,000 of which $3,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Arrotta’s Automax & RV — Spokane, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $5,000 of which $2,500 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Chris Cooper’s I-90 RV — Moses Lake, WA

  • Finding: Failure to transfer title.
  • Action: Fined $500.

Quy Q. Trinh — Seattle, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $8,000.

Auburn Valley Auto Sales — Auburn, WA

  • Finding: Late title transfers, failure to maintain established place of business, failure to provide records, failure to pay off lien holder, failure to deposit money from sale of vehicle into a trust account and instead used money for personal use, failure to pay off penalties assessed by Washington State Department of Revenue, failure to return money owing to a financial institution and customer without consent of the owner of the property or funds.
  • Action: License revoked for 1 year and fined $11,000.

Bayside Auto Sales — Everett, WA

  • Finding: Incomplete purchase order agreement.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Dogcon Auto — Shelton, WA

  • Finding: Loaning dealer plate to customer, failure to maintain records, late title transfers, failure to disclose vehicle “rebuilt” status, failure to refund overcharge of title transfer fee.
  • Action: License suspended for 3 days and fined $4,000.

August 2015

Richard Elbert Culbertson — Yakima

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $2,000.

Jess Ford of Grand Coulee — Grand Coulee

  • Finding: Sold vehicle which didn’t meet WA emission standards.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Infiniti of Tacoma at Fife — Fife

  • Finding: Two late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, stayed for 2 year pending no similar violations.

KMB Garage — Kent

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist and fined $4,000.

Lucash Motors — Kent

  • Finding: Eleven late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $3,000.

Promis Keeper Auto Sales — Wilbur

  • Finding: Failure to maintain records.
  • Action: Fined $250.

July 2015

Auto Town Auto Sales — Pasco

  • Finding: Late title transfer for 1 vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,000 and 3-day suspension of license.

Northtown Auto Liquidators —Spokane

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 5 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $2,500.

Spirit Auto Center of Everett —Renton

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title prior to selling vehicle, failure to transfer title.
  • Action: Fined $1,750.

Affordable Auto Sales —Snohomish

  • Finding: Failure to maintain normal business hours and failure to have records available for inspection.
  • Action: Suspension of license, stayed for 6 months pending no similar violations.

Autos Only Lynnwood —Burien

  • Finding: Failure to accept or reject purchaser’s contract within 4 business days.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Trailer Source —Orting

  • Finding: Fraudulent use of dealer temporary permits to transport 4 trailers from Canada.
  • Action: Fined $1,500 and 3-day suspension of license which is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Larson Chrysler Jeep Dodge —Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 6 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $4,500.

Rockstar Rides —Kent

  • Finding: Late title transfers for 7 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $5,750.

MHA, Inc. — Seattle

  • Finding: Late title transfers, unlawful use of dealer temporary permits.
  • Action: Dealer license is revoked for 5 years.

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