Middletown Cycles to pay more than $60,000 to settle Ohio charges

Honda motorcycleMiddletown Cycle, a motorcycle dealership in Warren County, Ohio, agreed to pay more than $60,000 to settle allegations that the it violated Ohio consumer protection laws, Attorney General Richard Cordray's office said.

Of the total settlement amount, $26,000 is for restitution. Consumers who purchased motorcycles in the past two years could be eligible for a share of the restitution if they file a complaint by May 5. The remainder of the settlement was to be paid to the attorney general's office Enforcement Fund.
At issue was whether the dealership properly disclosed additional fees consumers would have to cough up, including destination, freight, assembly and service costs.

Middletown Cycle denied the allegations but agreed to reimburse customers who paid destination, freight, assembly and service fees within the past two years.

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