Most Americans choose to buy used cars when searching for their next vehicle. They put a lot of effort and research into the cars they are looking at buying. After all, a new car is a big investment. Some dealerships claim to take some of the stress of research out, by offering “certified” used cars. They claim that the car is “just like new” and the customer should have no problems with their car. The certification leads customers to believe the car they are buying is safe. In a recent report by ConnPIRG, found that one out of nine cars sold at AutoNation has a recall on it.
Justin Landry, who works for ConnPIRG said: “Auto Nation, CarMax, and dealerships like it are putting consumers and customers in danger before they even get home.” The fact that they claim the car is certified gives the customer the impression that the car has been repaired. When the fact is that the dealership hasn’t done any work on the car at all. CarMax claims that they are as transparent as possible when it comes to recalls. They claim that they share all information with the customer before they buy any of their cars. However, others are saying this isn’t good enough.
What is Being Done About This?
There is new legislation being pushed that would require dealerships to repair defects before the sale of a car. The fact is that when a person drives off the lot and doesn’t know about the issues their vehicle has, they put themselves and others at risk. This irresponsibility may cause serious harm to motorists. Luckily, you don’t have to rely on the dealership to inform you of any recalls. If you are interested in a car, you can simply visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Board website and enter the car’s VIN. From there, you will be able to see if there have been any recalls on the car.
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