Looks like the shark lawyers are looking for your help in earning
them a few more million dollars.
The fact is, it is illegal in every state to charge MORE than the
actual fees to register a vehicle, obtain a license plate, issue
or transfer a title, record the title lien, etc., or to obtain
any duplicate or replacement for any of the above. In most
states it is also illegal to charge more than a specified amount,
say $50 or $75, to complete the forms required by the government
entity when purchasing a vehicle. If you suspect your were
overcharged by a dealership, simply notice the DMV or it
As to how much a dealership chooses to mark up a dealer install
option, it a matter of buyer beware, not illegal.
If you believe that $15 accent stripe on your Toyota is worth
$195 because you believe Toyota uses better tape
that is your dumb fault.
> Apparently there has been an issue with car dealerships adding hidden
> charges to inflate the standard DMV registration fees. There are a number of
> various charges that are suspected of inflating the various fees paid for
> newly purchased or leased cars. If you check out
> http://www.lawyersandsetlements.com/case/dmv there is more information on
> this and what you can do about it. There is also a free case evaluation for
> those who suspect they might have been subject to this. I hope this may be
> of help to some.