Nissan Dealership Handed Over 400 Charges

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

nissan dealership handed over 400 charges

On this Friday afternoon, we find ourselves adding yet another post to our ‘Dealers Behaving Badly’ tag. This time, some former employees at a Nissan dealer in North Carolina are on the hook for more than 400 charges.

It was the North Carolina DMV that seems to have blown the cover off the place, taking it upon themselves to rightly look into alleged shady activity at Nissan of Shelby. As part of a press release by the NCDMV, we learn the investigation may have started looking into suspected shenanigans surrounding titles for salvage vehicles, only to grow in scope over time. Let this be a reminder to us all not to try and get one over on Patty and Selma. 

The investigation apparently took several months and initially centered around the process used by individuals or dealers to rebuild salvage vehicles and the documents used to transfer the titles of those vehicles. Whether these were wreck or flood cars isn’t mentioned in the release but I think we can safely speculate on that particular detail. The press release goes on to say that, during the investigation, additional information was found which led to all these additional charges.​

A person named Sam Kazran, apparently the dealer’s GM at one point, leads the pack with 110 counts of failing to inspect a vehicle prior to it being offered for sale, though a person named Casey Ramsey is on the hook for a total of 81 counts ranging from failing to deliver a title to improper use of temporary markers. The latter likely refers to temp tags that seem to have once been given out by this place like Tic Tacs.

It is important to note the dealer has apparently cleaned house since earlier this year, with the current GM taking to Facebook this week with a video acknowledging what’s coming down the pipe and attempting to distance themselves from the old crowd’s nefarious practices. The title ‘all-new’ pops up in all caps throughout the dealer comms as well. A complete rename may be prohibitively expensive, so it’s better than nothing, I guess. Still, good on the new GM for putting himself in the line of fire and inviting conversation by freely giving out his information.

Not all dealers are shady but stay vigilant, folks – especially when buying a car.

[Image: Nissan]

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  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Aug 21, 2023

    Kudos to the new management team for getting out ahead of this. But, they still have to sell Nissans.

  • Fahrvergnugen Fahrvergnugen on Aug 21, 2023

    Considering Nissan drivers are amongst the worst I have ever encountered, this dealership fits right in.

  • Alan I think this vehicle is aimed more at the dedicated offroad traveller. It costs around the same a 300 Series, so its quite an investment. It would be a waste to own as a daily driver, unless you want to be seen in a 'wank' vehicle like many Wrangler and Can Hardly Davidson types.The diesel would be the choice for off roading as its quite torquey down low and would return far superior mileage than a petrol vehicle.I would think this is more reliable than the Land Rovers, BMW make good engines.
  • Lorenzo I'll go with Stellantis. Last into the folly, first to bail out. Their European business won't fly with the German market being squeezed on electricity. Anybody can see the loss of Russian natural gas and closing their nuclear plants means high cost electricity. They're now buying electrons from French nuclear plants, as are the British after shutting down their coal industry. As for the American market, the American grid isn't in great shape either, but the US has shale oil and natural gas. Stellantis has profits from ICE Ram trucks and Jeeps, and they won't give that up.
  • Inside Looking Out Chinese will take over EV market and Tesla will become the richest and largest car company in the world. Forget about Japanese.
  • Joe These guys are asking way to much.. 40% raise, Medical for retired workers, 4 day work week. - Go work a regular job like as an accountant, or Insurance agent and see what you get when you retire! Why do I have to put money in a 401K and these guys get a pension and medical for life. Cars are already to expensive! However at the same time GM is bragging that they are going to be making billions on subscription services in the coming years. If we could all stop being so greedy the world would be a better place
  • Tele Vision Let's not forget the massive used ICE car market that will exist - even after mandated EVs for all.