More Than $1 Million Recovered in New York From Car Fraud

A seatbelt is seen inside a Mitsuoka Motors Co. Viewt automobile at the company's factory in Toyama, Japan, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Mitsuoka Motor cars are hand-adapted from base engines and chassis made by other Japanese automakers like Mazda and Ni

Over $1 million in refunds from auto dealers and repair shops has been recovered and returned to New York consumers. 

The Department of Motor Vehicles' Vehicle Safety Division made these recoveries last year on behalf more than 600 people statewide.  More than $100,000 has been recovered in the Capital Region. 

DMV says it receives more than 6,000 consumer complaints every year involving vehicle dealers or repair shops accused of selling vehicles in poor condition, failing to register vehicles, committing inspection fraud, and making faulty repairs.

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