boobalah bought a new car in 2001. Fortunately, because it was a new car at purchase, it didn't have to be smogged for 6 years. We just took it to the smog station on Sunday. We'd never noticed that the renewal form had the wrong plate number on it. It was off my one digit in the middle. It passed and the guy submitted it with the license number on the plate which is on the car along with the VIN.
I called DMV this morning and was in the voice mail &%## for 20 minutes (including one disconnect). I finally got a human being who told me that it didn't matter whose fault it is, we have to buy new plates and I had to go to a DMV office to handle this.
I went tothe DMV counter at AAA. The guy there was so nice. He checked and the license plate number on our car is assigned to someone else. Bet that person is glad boobalah hasn't used that car to commit crimes. We, too, are glad whoever has the plate number that was assigned to our car hasn't done anything nasty.
Anyway, since it was NOT our fault, he waived the fee and issued new plates for our car. I just hope the smog thing will be OK.
What a headache.
What's your DMV story?