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Used Car Buyers May Not Be Told Of Auto Recalls

A new study by a government watchdog group says used car dealers may be selling vehicles that have been recalled but not repaired.

Accordign to a study released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, use car dealers do not receive the same recall notifications from automakers that are sent to franchised dealers. Even if used car dealers know of a recall, here is no requirement that they tell prospective buyers or make repairs before a sale. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not have the power to order dealers to make repairs or warn buyers of a recall.

According to the study, the situation could “pose a significant risk to the safety of millions of vehicle drivers and may have a negative impact on recall completion rates.” Officials with the Government Accountability Office say many consumers “may be unknowingly putting their lives at risk by purchasing a defective vehicle.

The safety administration does not have the authority to require automakers to inform used car dealers of recalls.

If you have been injured in an accident caused by an auto defect, please contact the Rhinelander auto defect lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C.®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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