FLINT (WJRT) (6/4/2018) - A Flint used car dealer is prohibited from buying and selling cars after his license was suspended by the Michigan Secretary of State's Office.
Mikes CARS LCC, which is operated by Mamoon Alenooz at 2101 Dort Highway, lost its license on Monday for allegedly failing to apply for new vehicle titles and registration within 15 days of a sale.
Two compliance checks conducted by state regulators found nine instances of the dealership not applying for new title and registration within 15 days of delivering the vehicle.
Since the inspections, three buyers contacted the Secretary of State's office with similar complaints, which led to investigations. A fourth complaint has been received but the investigation isn't complete.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said some of the dealership's records were not available to investigators when the came for the inspections. State law requires dealerships to keep records available for five years.
“Our investigators are ready to follow up on any complaints we receive and regularly perform compliance inspections,” Johnson said. “We are ready to take action against the relatively few auto dealers who don’t follow the law.”
Michigan's laws requiring detailed record-keeping protect against the sale of stolen vehicles and parts, and ensure the vehicle buyer receives a valid title and proper registration, a statement from the Secretary of State's Office says.
More action against Mikes CARS is possible as the investigation continues. Anyone with a complaint about the dealership is asked to call the Office of Investigative Services automotive complaint line at 517-335-1410.