Online car dealer Carvana has agreed to pay penalties and legal costs to Ventura and several other counties, settling a joint civil suit filed by consumer protection divisions of several district attorney’s offices.
On July 20 the web-based car dealer was ordered by Los Angeles County Superior Court to pay $150,000 in fines and $50,000 for investigative costs to each county in the suit—Ventura, Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Clara counties.
The web-based car dealer began selling cars in California in 2015, but did not get a dealer’s license until 2019. In 2017 Carvana began delivering cars to customers in company delivery vehicles–without a transporter’s license.
May and June this year, the company also sold cars without giving customers inspection reports, as required by California law. Carvana admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to the settlement.