4517.45 Damage to body or trim of vehicle by dealer affixing placard or tag.

(A) No dealer licensed to sell motor vehicles at retail in this state under Chapter 4517. of the Revised Code shall attach to any motor vehicle offered for sale by the dealer any tag or placard bearing the dealer's name, or the name of the dealer's place of business, whenever the method of attachment involves drilling or otherwise creating holes in any part of the body or trim of the vehicle, unless the purchaser consents in writing to such method of attachment.

Any damage to the body or trim of a motor vehicle that results from a violation of this section shall, at the request of the purchaser of the vehicle, be repaired by the dealer in a manner acceptable to the purchaser, and at no cost to the purchaser.

(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004