State Settles with Dealers for Unrepaired Recalls Featured
25 April 2017
New York’s attorney general reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships that sold vehicles without disclosing that the vehicles were under recall for unrepaired safety issues such as unintended acceleration, airbag problems, vehicle fires, steering and brake loss, and more. An investigation by the AG’s office found that while many prospective car buyers reasonably assume that any known and existing safety issues have been repaired or disclosed by the dealer, that is often not the reality of car buying in New York. As part of its investigation, the attorney general’s office surveyed advertisements, monitored vehicles covered by safety recalls, and identified auto dealers that advertised vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls.As part of the settlements, the participating auto dealers are required to adhere to a set of guidelines in order to alert consumers that their vehicles may have unrepaired recalls.