Attorney General Jack Conway said his office has obtained a consent judgment against an automotive company for violating the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act.
The judgment, entered in Franklin Circuit Court, is against MAC Auto, doing business as Chrysler on Nicholasville in Nicholasville, Conway's office said Friday. MAC also had operated as Nissan on Nicholasville, the attorney general said.
According to Conway, his office received complaints that MAC Auto had violated some terms of a previous compliance agreement for both dealerships.
The attorney general's office said violations included misrepresenting financing terms, disposing of trade-in vehicles before the consumer financing was finalized, and failing to pay off trade-in balances and to transfer title of purchased vehicles to consumers in timely fashions.
Under the new consent judgment, MAC is to pay $15,000 in civil penalties. An additional $10,000 in penalties is suspended as long as the company complies with all terms of the judgment, Conway's office said.
Those who think they have experienced similar problems may file written complaints with Conway's office by downloading an automobile complaint form at Ag.ky.gov or calling 1-888-432-9257 to have a form mailed to them.