ORS 822.048¹
Remedy for failure to submit title

If a vehicle dealer fails to comply with ORS 822.042 (Procedures for transfer of interest in vehicle by vehicle dealer) (1)(b) or (d) or 822.045 (Vehicle dealer offenses) (1)(k), the retail customer of the subject vehicle may bring an individual action against the vehicle dealer in the appropriate court. The court may award reasonable attorney fees to a prevailing plaintiff who brings an action under this section if the court finds all of the following:

(1) A written demand was made on the defendant not less than 30 days before commencement of the action requesting compliance or other remedy.

(2) The defendant failed to comply or provide the remedy, including paying the plaintiff reasonable attorney fees and costs incurred by the plaintiff, within 30 days of the date of the written demand. [2019 c.543 §2]

Note: 822.048 (Remedy for failure to submit title) was added to and made a part of the Oregon Vehicle Code by legislative action but was not added to ORS chapter 822 or any series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 822—Regulation of Vehicle Related Businesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors822.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information