The Department of Motor Vehicles, most commonly known as DMV, is the official agency in charge of anything that has to do with vehicles, from registration of a car to the issuing of a driver’s license to safety and emission inspection.
• Give legal advice or discuss a case prior to investigating a complaint.
• Act as a go-between to settle contract terms for buyer or dealer.
• Investigate complaints against private parties, unless the complaint is for suspected odometer mileage fraud, counterfeit/fraudulent/forged DMV documents, or they are acting as an unlicensed motor vehicle business.
• Recover money or property for the consumer.
• Investigate most complaints about the condition of used cars. “AS-IS” on a contract or Buyers Guide, displayed on the used car window, means you will pay all repair costs after you sign the contract, not the dealer. (Safety equipment problems are handled by the California Highway Patrol.)
• Resolve disputes over money owed to or by another party.
• Force a dealer to take back a vehicle after a contract is signed.
• Investigate verbal agreements or statements, made by the dealer, about the vehicle.
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