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Smiths Falls car dealer suspended from selling vehicles

The Ontario Vehicle Sales Regulator(OMVIC) has suspended Tom Pirie Motor Sales  from doing business after consumer complaints came in about the company's operations.
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The Ontario Vehicle Sales Regulator has suspended Tom Pirie Motor Sale from being able to legally sell, lease, buy or consign motor vehicles.

OMVIC Also issued a Proposal to Revoke the Registrations of Thomas Pirie and Tom Pirie Motor Sales.

The suspension was triggered after consumer complaints and an OMVIC inspection alleged the dealer:

  • Did not remove liens from vehicles traded in, leaving consumers responsible for the debts
  • Sold 46 vehicles without first discharging liens registered against the vehicles
  • Failed to remit payments to an extended warranty company for 24 warranties putting customers at risk of not having coverage
  • Obstructed an inspection
  • Failed to provide records to the Registrar as required

In another similar case, the dealer allegedly took six months to pay off the loan on a trade-in resulting in the consumer making 13 additional loan payments on a vehicle she no longer owned.


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