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218.0146

218.0146 Motor vehicles.

218.0146(1)

(1) A motor vehicle may not be offered for sale by any motor vehicle dealer or motor vehicle salesperson unless the mileage on the motor vehicle is disclosed in writing by the transferor on the certificate of title or on a form or in an automated format authorized by the department of transportation to reassign the title to the dealer and the disclosure is subsequently shown to the retail purchaser by the dealer or salesperson prior to sale. The department of transportation may promulgate rules to exempt types of motor vehicles from this mileage disclosure requirement and shall promulgate rules for making the disclosure requirement on a form or in an automated format other than the certificate of title.

218.0146(2)

(2) It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle dealer or motor vehicle salesperson to fail to provide, upon request of a prospective purchaser, the name and address of the most recent titled owner and of all subsequent nontitled owners, unless exempted from this requirement by rule of the department of transportation, of any motor vehicle offered for sale. If the most recent titled owner of the motor vehicle is the motor vehicle dealer, the dealer or salesperson shall also provide the name and address of the previous titled owner.

218.0146(3)

(3) Except for motor vehicles obtained by involuntary transfer under s. 342.17, a person required to be licensed under this chapter may not sell, offer for sale or have possession of a motor vehicle if any of the following applies:

218.0146(3)(a)

(a) The certificate of title has been altered.

218.0146(3)(b)

(b) The mileage disclosure statement has been altered.

218.0146(3)(c)

(c) The mileage disclosure statement of the previous owner is not complete.

218.0146(3)(d)

(d) The assignment or reassignment of ownership by the previous owner is not complete.

218.0146(4)

(4) A motor vehicle dealer who is required to process an application for transfer of title and registration under s. 342.16 (1) (a) shall comply with the requirements of s. 342.16 (1) (am).

218.0146 - ANNOT.

History: 1999 a. 31 s. 271; 2005 a. 25.

218.0146 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also chs. Trans 138, 139, 141, and 154, Wis. adm. code.