$4M in vehicle titles recovered for New Yorkers

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NORTH MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 04: Ford vehicles are seen on the sales lot at a Ford AutoNation car dealership on September 4, 2013 in North Miami, Florida. Ford announced it sold 221,270 vehicles in August, a 12.2% increase from the prior year, which makes it the best retail month for Ford Motor Co. going […]

The New York Governor’s Office announced the state has helped car buyers recoup more than $4 million worth of vehicle titles after the abrupt closing of dealerships.

In additional $2.8 million was recouped from auto dealers and repair shops for fraudulent sales and faulty repairs.

Title recoveries by region:


Combined Value of Vehicles

Number of Consumers Protected




Capital Region



Finger Lakes



Long Island






New York City



Western New York









To learn more about filing a complaint, visit the DMV’s Guide to Consumers. DMV also provides assistance to businesses and offers information on their rights if faced with a complaint in its Guide for Facilities

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