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Recent Legislation Regulates Recalls

Posted on February 13, 2016 | Written By: iadminlaw


Auto dealers recently made an effort to promote legislation that would have regulated how used recalled vehicles are sold. Used car dealers are allowed to sell vehicles which are under recall at present.

One senator expressed a desire to hold a bill called the ‘Consumer Automotive Recall Safety Act’ in order to coalesce support.

The bill met with great opposition in the auto industry. Consumers also felt that the bill would put a hardship on them in so far as their safety is concerned. They were extremely concerned that unsafe cars were being sold.

Auto makers are in support of repairing the used vehicles before they are put on the market.

Under the bill cars sold without telling the consumers that they had not been repaired would have been sold illegally. The bill further stated that the cars would have to be repaired before being sold by a franchise if it was their brand. In the bill also was a proposal for charging dealings for storage of the cars.

Used car dealers are not prohibited from selling cars that are under a recall.

Supporters say disclosures would improve safety and protection for consumers.

The bill would have protected dealers of unrepaired cars which were involved in an accident.

Consumers appear to have issues with the bill. They are in favor of legislation that would prohibit dealers from selling recalled cars that have been unrepaired.

Approximately 64 million cars were recalled in the U.S. in the past year.

The auto industry has been traditionally slow in recalling vehicles.

The NHTSA is expecting to crack down on the industry for this reason.

The bill would create a nation-wide solution as opposed to a state-wide approach.

The many recent recalls have caused the legislation to be delayed.

Air bag recalls alone have affected 34 million vehicles.

Efforts are to combine an approach to protecting consumers with effective legislation.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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