Popular car dealership banned from doing business in Illinois

Kristen Walters

Thousands of people have bought and sold vehicles from the comfort of their homes through this popular online car dealership. But unfortunately, they are now banned from doing business in the state of Illinois.

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The Illinois Secretary of State has banned Carvana, an online car dealer, from doing business in the state.

According to sources, Carvana's dealer's license was recently suspended due to issues with customers not receiving their title or registration.

The Illinois Secretary of State found that Carvana unlawfully issued temporary car registrations from other states.

The online car dealership was started by Ernest Garcia in 2012 and opened its first "car vending machine" in 2013, an idea that was quite revolutionary at the time.

Carvana went public in 2017 and was named to the Fortune 500 list in 2021.

However, despite the company's early success and popularity with consumers who prefer to buy and sell vehicles from the comfort of their own homes, Carvana has faced a host of issues in recent years.

For example, in 2021, the online car dealership was issued a temporary ban by regulators in North Carolina because it failed to conduct inspections properly. There were also accusations that Carvana failed to give vehicle titles to its customers, which is legally required in North Carolina.

Additionally, Carvana was suspended from selling vehicles in Illinois earlier this year before its most recent ban earlier this month.

According to another source, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company in Pennsylvania after numerous customers alleged that Carvana failed to properly transfer their vehicle ownership to them after making a purchase. However, Carvana has denied their claims.

This story is still developing, and we will update it as more information becomes available.

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