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Section 4517.262 | Dealer liability for third-party motor vehicle history reports.


(A) As used in this section:

(1) "Motor vehicle dealer" includes any owner, partner, shareholder, officer, member, trustee, employee, or agent of the motor vehicle dealership.

(2) "Third-party motor vehicle history report" means any formal or informal report prepared by a person other than a motor vehicle dealer that relates to one or more of the following:

(a) A motor vehicle's current ownership or a motor vehicle's certificate of title transfer history;

(b) A brand on a motor vehicle's certificate of title;

(c) A lien on a motor vehicle;

(d) A motor vehicle's service, maintenance, or repair history;

(e) A motor vehicle's condition;

(f) A motor vehicle's accident or collision history;

(g) A motor vehicle's mileage.

(B) When a motor vehicle dealer provides or otherwise makes available to a motor vehicle purchaser, lessee, or any other person a third-party motor vehicle history report in conjunction with the actual or potential sale or lease of a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle dealer is not liable for the accuracy of information that was provided by another entity.

Last updated May 3, 2023 at 12:43 PM

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