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Autobroker s Endorsement

An autobroker’s endorsement requires payment of fees as required by subdivision (d) of Section 9262 of the California Vehicle Code.

A dealer may not engage in brokering a retail sales transaction without having an autobroker’s endorsement to their dealer’s license.

Upon issuance of an autobroker’s endorsement to a dealer’s license, the department shall furnish the dealer with an autobroker’s log.  The autobroker’s log remains the property of the department and may be taken at any time for inspection.

The autobroker’s log must contain the following information with respect to each retail sale brokered by that dealer:

  • Vehicle identification number of brokered vehicle
  • Date of brokering agreement
  • Selling dealer’s name, address, and dealer number
  • Name of consumer
  • Brokering dealer’s name, address, and dealer number (CVC Section 11735)

A dealer who brokers a motor vehicle sale shall deposit directly into a trust account any purchase money, including purchase deposits, it receives from a consumer or a consumer’s lender.

  • All trust accounts required by CVC Section 11737 shall be maintained at a branch of a bank, savings and loan association, or credit union regulated by the state or the government of the United States.

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tesla seeking to break new ground for car sales nationwide

Automaker Tesla looks to bypass car dealers

The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

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The Tesla showroom at the Natick Mall has an electric car on display.

Across from the Victoria’s Secret at the upscale Natick Mall is the kind of stylish storefront where you would expect to buy designer jeans, boutique jewelry, and chic accessories.

But the expensive bauble on sale in this storefront is a car — the super-sleek, super-fast Tesla electric vehicle. And the Natick outpost may just be the car showroom of the future, as Tesla plans to soon introduce a midpriced model intended to broaden its appeal among car buyers.

That is, if Tesla wins its pitched battle with Massachusetts auto dealers over the right to sell its vehicles directly to the public from a comfy store, or over the Internet, rather than through a traditional car dealership, as usually required.

On Tuesday, the fight landed the two sides before the state Legislature, where Tesla and local auto dealers, through their state association, asked lawmakers to legislate the terms of car buying in Massachusetts in their respective favors.

The hearing Tuesday on Beacon Hill featured polar policies: one bill that would expressly outlaw Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model, and another that would legalize it.

“It really comes down to consumer choice,” said Natick state Representative David Linsky, who is sponsoring the pro-Tesla bill. “What delivers the best deal, the best service for the consumer? Let’s let the market determine it.”

Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

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Elon Musk is chief executive of Tesla, which is fighting battles in other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts.

The outcome of the case could help shape how consumers go about buying cars, holding out the prospect that it someday may be as easy as, say, going to the Apple store to order a new laptop.

The dealer franchise law was adopted to protect local car sellers from undue pressure from the major automakers by, for example, preventing manufacturers from opening their own nearby car lots and underselling their own dealers.

Robert F. O’Koniewski, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association, said the law protects consumers because it encourages car sellers to compete with each other; allowing a carmaker to act as its own dealer would eliminate the dynamic of competition within the brand.

And all Tesla has to do, O’Koniewski said, is join the crowd and sell its cars through the independent dealer system.

“This has nothing to do with trying to prevent them from doing business in the Commonwealth,” O’Koniewski said. “It has everything to do with following the law, like the other 412 dealers have to do and the other 25 manufacturers have to do.”

But Tesla counters that independently owned dealers are in effect exerting a monopoly on car sales in Massachusetts. James C. Chen, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs, told lawmakers Tuesday that Tesla might shift to a franchised dealership model in the future, but for now the 10-year-old company only makes 21,000 cars per year — not nearly enough to support a network of dealerships selling Teslas exclusively.

That means a dealer would have to sell Teslas alongside gas-powered vehicles, which sets up a conflict of interest, Chen argued.

“There is a financial disincentive for them to sell electric vehicles, versus their internal combustion engine vehicles,” he said. “To tout the benefits of an electric car would naturally denigrate the incumbent technology.”

This is the second major debate in the past year in Massachusetts about competition in the auto industry. The “right to repair” battle pitted auto manufacturers against independent mechanics over access to diagnostic and repair information, which now must be made available through a universal system by 2018. Proponents argued it was unfair for carmakers to monopolize that information and force consumers to bring their vehicles to auto dealers, where manufacturers would receive a slice of the repair bill.

Tesla, meanwhile, is fighting similar battles in many other states that have franchise laws like the one in Massachusetts. The company is also dealing with a troublesome setback, as federal safety inspectors on Tuesday launched an investigation into whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery — igniting fires in two Model S cars recently.

The lower-powered Tesla begins at around $70,000 and can top $120,000 with a larger battery and the kind of luxury amenities found in cars made by Jaguar and BMW.

Despite its price tag, the Tesla Model S has wowed car aficionados and industry reviewers with its super-fast performance, super-sleek design, and high-tech interior. No less a gimlet eye than Consumer Reports earlier this year gave the Model S a near-perfect rating — 99 out of 100 — and described the car’s performance as “a silent yet potent surge of power that will make many sports cars weep with envy.”

The higher-powered version can travel about 265 miles on a single charge and recovers about 30 miles for every hour of charging with a traditional plug.

Supercharging stations, which Tesla is building at highway rest stops across the country — with two in Connecticut — can provide a simple repower in less than an hour.

The company plans within the next few years to unveil a more affordable car that it expects will start at about $35,000, though a firm release date has not been set. More immediately, Tesla will again try to push the futuristic envelope with its Model X SUV, scheduled for next year at a similar price as the Model S. The Model X will feature “falcon wing” doors that open vertically.

The Tesla’s performance is one of the reasons Hingham resident Laura Burns bought the Model S. But she said the best part was the direct-buying experience.

“There may be people who like to haggle with dealers, but I don’t know any,” she said. “Most people hate it. The experience was night and day.”

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.

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CSLEA Board & Officers

Alan Barcelona
CSLEA President
[Special Agent DOJ]
Tina Brazil Kenneth Ehrman – AMVIC Francine Toth Ricardo Sanchez
Senior Vice President
Unit C Vice President
CHP-PSDA President
[Dispatcher CHP]
Unit A Vice President
AMVIC President
[Investigator DMV]
Unit B Vice President
COLRE President
[LRE DMV]
CSLEA Chief Financial Officer
CALEE President
[Investigator DMV]
Bernadette Gonzalez Steve Bradley John Miller – AC-DOJ Jim Kastner – ACE
CSLEA Secretary
[LRE DMV]
Sergeant-At-Arms
SEFFA President
[Firefighter/Security Officer –
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 Board Member
[Senior Criminalist]
Board Member
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 Board Member
[Motor Carrier Specialist CHP] 
Board Member
CASI President
[Agent ABC]
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be careful buying off road vehicles

Don’t Get Caught by DMV’s Nasty Little Surpirse
The popularity of motorcycles, scooters, and all-terrain vehicles has grown by leaps
and bounds.
But a nasty little surprise might await you at the DMV when you try and register your
fun vehicle: The person or company which sold it to you might not be licensed in the
state of California, leaving you with a vehicle that cannot be properly registered.
If you have purchased a product from an unlicensed dealer, your only recourse to
getting your money back would be through the courts.
You should always ask a seller if he or she is authorized to sell the motorcycle,
scooter, or ATV in the state of California. California licensed dealers can be verified at
some DMV offices and through the DMV website.
And be especially careful of buying online from a dealer or individual out of state. That
dealer may be registered to sell your vehicle in his or her state, but still needs a
California license to sell it to you.
Licensed dealers in California also have a legal obligation to make sure their
manufacturers are registered with the state of California.
Registering your weekend joy ride should not have to slow you down. The CSLEA
Foundation urges you to always make sure the person you are buying from is licensed
as a dealer with the state of California.

how to file a car dealer complaint with the california dmv

Filing a Complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicles

You should know that DMV has limited resources to review and catalog these complaints. Your information will be reviewed by Investigations and Audits and/or Licensing Operations. Not all complaints are investigated.

Use the (Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A) to register a complaint regarding a new or used vehicle dealer, a broker, dismantler, registration service, vehicle verifier, misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates, driving school or traffic violator school. Only written complaints, submitted on this form, are accepted.

DMV investigators conduct selective investigations of these licensees and their activities, based upon the department’s priorities, patterns of misconduct and the availability of personnel. Your complaint will be kept on file in case an investigation is undertaken against this party or firm. If this occurs, you may be contacted.

You should know that, even if DMV conducts an investigation, this can only result in criminal or administrative action against the licensee, and may not result in any monetary judgment or award to you or other victims. Your only recourse to recover a financial loss, or to seek another remedy, is to consider filing a civil claim against the licensee.


Typical Complaints within the Department’s Jurisdiction:

  • Counterfeit/fraudulent/forged DMV Documents
  • Odometer Fraud
  • Dealer Did Not Transfer Registration to Buyer Within 60 Days
  • Dealer Overcharged for DMV Fees
  • Unlicensed Dealer, Dismantler, Registration Service, Driving School, etc.
  • Certain Fraudulent Misrepresentations
  • Violations of the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act
  • Violations of the Moscone Vehicle Leasing Act
  • Misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates

You Should Know:

  • It is your responsibility to read and understand your vehicle sales contract before signing it.
  • The term “AS – IS” means exactly that. Inspect a potential purchase carefully, or have it checked by a mechanic.
  • Be aware there is no “cooling off” period on vehicles purchased from a dealer unless you obtain a contract cancellation option, which is available to you when buying specified used cars from a licensed dealer.
  • If you signed a contract and later decided you do not want the vehicle, you may still have to make payments, as required by the contract. You may wish to contact an attorney for assistance. Failure to pay may damage your credit. Returning the vehicle to the dealer does not cancel the contract or release you from the agreement. The dealer may have the vehicle towed elsewhere and you will be charged for towing and storage.

DMV Cannot:

  • 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.

Alternatives:

You can seek remedy through the courts, which may award money or order actions to help you reclaim property. To do this, you can contact a private attorney or legal aid group. Legal aid agencies may give free legal advice or represent people who cannot afford private counsel. Legal aid groups are listed in the white pages of the local telephone directory.

You may choose to file a case in Small Claims Court, where claims are limited to $5,000. Some courts provide advisors to explain procedures and prepare claims. Check for Small Claims Court in the County Government pages of local telephone directories.

Many consumers feel it is worthwhile to contact their local Better Business Bureau to register complaints regarding area businesses. Also, many local television and radio stations offer free consumer assistance through a special telephone number or address.


Other DMV Resources:

Private party vehicle sales: problems with transfer and registration.

Contact nearest DMV Field Office. Check state government section of local telephone directory for telephone number and location.


Lemon Law information

Contact New Motor Vehicle Board. Call (916) 445-1888.


Bond information for dealers gone out of business, how to file a claim against a dealer bond.

Contact DMV Occupational Licensing Unit. Call (916) 229-3126, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


To File a Record of Complaint:

Before filing a complaint with DMV, attempt to resolve the problem with the other party or firm.

If your attempts are unsuccessful, and you wish to submit information for our files, complete the enclosed Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A) and attach photocopies of all documents related to the complaint. Do not send original documents.

Refer to the back of the attached Record of Complaint Form for statewide office locations. Send the complaint and photocopied documents to the Investigations District Office closest to where the sale took place or dealer is located. Remember that civil or small claims actions are the means by which you may seek damages or reimbursement of any loss you may have suffered. DMV cannot assist you in this aspect of problem.


See web site “Consumer Information” for additional information that will assist consumers who are planning to purchase or have purchased a vehicle.

curbstoners often sell dangerous cars

Financial Cost:
Curbstoners Put Dangerous Cars On Your Roads
As this case shows, many of the cars sold by curbstoners are vehicles
that have been written off by insurance companies and sold for parts.
Curbstoners sometimes weld together pieces from several separate
wrecks to create one running vehicle. To hide the fact that a car was
salvaged, curbstoners engage in “title washing:” registering the car in
various states until the “salvage” notation on its title vanishes.
Alternately, a curbstoner may simply register the car out-of-state
and then quickly sell the car before the paperwork catches up.
Whether the vehicle is salvaged or was simply rejected by legitimate
dealers due to problems,
the bottom line is these
homemade vehicles are
unpredictable and dangerous.
Faulty braking, steering, and
computer systems can cause
horric collisions. Fundamental
passenger protection
equipment, such as seat belt pre-tensioners or airbags, may
be damaged, improperly installed, or missing altogether. Airbag
modules, in particular, have been known to be stuffed with old
newspapers or bedsheets before being re-sealed and installed.
Vehicles sold by curbstoners are, all too often, accidents waiting
to happen – on your streets, requiring the deployment of your
emergency response resources.