Disciplinary actions: Vehicle dealers

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

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 pay fine of $8,000 which is stayed pending no similar violations for a period of one year.

Andrew M. Lyter — Everett, WA

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

Misty Ollgaard — Spokane, WA

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

Arreola’s Auto Sales & More — Yakima, WA

  • Finding: 9 late title transfers.
  • Action: Ordered to pay fine of $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: Ordered to pay fine of $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: Ordered to pay fine of $250.

Essential Motorsports — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: 1 late title transfer.
  • Action: Ordered to pay fine of $500.

Heng Lim, Renton — WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist unlicensed activity and pay fine of $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 one 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.

June 2015

Fitz Custom Marine — Gig Harbor

  • Finding: Failure to maintain exterior sign.
  • Action: Fined $250, $150 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Martinez Autos — Sunnyside

  • Finding: Falsifying date of sale on title documents and late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $5,500 and 3-day dealer license suspension which is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Jay Lee’s Honda of Sumner — Sumner

  • Finding: Late title transfers and failure to pay off lien holder for 5 vehicles.
  • Action: Dealers license is revoked for 10 years.

Paul Evert’s RV Country — Fife

  • Finding: Late title transfers of 26 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $13,000, $7,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Nicholas J. Costello — Vancouver

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

Hertz Car Sales — Seatac

  • Finding: Late title transfers of 24 vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $12,000, $6,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Harris Ford Lincoln — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Failure to have possession of title prior to selling vehicles, falsification of date of sale, late title transfers of 8 vehicles, failure to pay off liens for 3 vehicles, unlawful issuance of multiple dealer temporary permits.
  • Action: Fined $12,000, $7,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Jeremias Mejia Velasquez — Seattle

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease & desist and fined $5,000, $2,600 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

United Motors — United Motors

  • Finding: Failure to disclose “salvage/rebuilt” status of vehicle and late title transfer of same vehicle.
  • Action: Fined $1,500, $1,000 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

Camp Chevrolet Camp Cadillac — Spokane

  • Finding: Late title transfers of three vehicles.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Best Deals — Omak

  • Finding: Falsified date of sale on Vehicle Temporary Permit Certificate of Fact for Address Verification.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $500 is stayed for 1 year pending no similar violations.

May 2015

Delgri Auto Sales — Shoreline

  • Finding: Failure to pay disciplinary fine.
  • Action: Ordered to pay outstanding disciplinary fine.

South Bay Motor — University Place

  • Finding: Falsification of vehicle sale date.
  • Action: Fined $1,500.

Evergreen Sales and Lease — Federal Way

  • Finding: Failure to disclose Documentary Fee in advertisement.
  • Action: Fined $1,250.

Lucas Matthew Christianson — Ravensdale

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Fined $7,000, $6,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Parras Auto Sales — Pasco

  • Finding: Falsification of sale, delivery, and signature date on title transfer application.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

Tacoma Dodge Chrysler Jeep — Tacoma

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $10,500, $6,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Dwayne Lane’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge — Everett

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $1,000.

April 2015

Roy Y Auto Sales — Spanaway

  • Finding: Falsified documents.
  • Action: Fined $1,000, $800 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Adly Fouad Riad — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist dealer activity, fined $5,000, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 1 year.

Columbia Ford Hyundai — Longview

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $500, $400 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Import Auto Sales — Everett

  • Finding: E-permit recordkeeping.
  • Action: Fined $500, $400 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

March 2015

Lux Motors — Puyallup, WA

  • Finding: Falsified documents.
  • Action: Fined $2,500, $500 is stayed, and 3-day suspension which is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Ship Harbor Yacht Sales — Anacortes

  • Finding: Failure to utilize a non interest bearing trust account for deposit.
  • Action: Suspension of vessel dealer license, fined $1,000, which are stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Rodrigo Sanchez Nava — Federal Way

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Lang Autosports — Lynnwood

  • Finding: Failure to apply for transfer of title into the name of the purchaser, dealer temporary permit issued without authority from the Department of Licensing, and falsifying a title application.
  • Action: Fined $2,250, $250 is stayed, and 3-day suspension which is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Norma Guizar — Pasco, WA

  • Finding: Unlicensed dealer activity.
  • Action: Ordered to cease and desist, fined $6,000, $4000 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

February 2015

Desert Thunder Custom Cycles — Moses Lake

  • Finding: Selling out of class.
  • Action: Fined $6,000, $5,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

Northwest Motorsports — Puyallup

  • Finding: Late title transfers.
  • Action: Fined $9,000, $4,500 is stayed pending no similar violations within 12 months.

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