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The 2016 Kia Soul received strong ratings in all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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It performed well in some crash tests administered by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety but scored poorly on the small overlap front test, which measures the impact when the car’s front corner collides with an object.
as declared in REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File PhotoWASHINGTON The Center for Auto Safety and five other groups filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday for allowing used cars to be advertised as “certified” or safe despite being the target of an outstanding safety recall.
FILE PHOTO – Cars are seen in a parking lot in Palm Springs, California April 13, 2015.
“Instead of protecting consumers, the FTC is protecting unscrupulous auto dealers who engage in false and deceptive advertising about the safety of the cars they offer for sale to the public,” said Rosemary Shahan, president of Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety.
The agency did require the companies to disclose any uncompleted safety recalls, and GM spokesman Jim Cain said the Detroit automaker does not allow dealers to advertise vehicles as “certified per-owned” unless recall repairs are made.
The FTC declined comment on the lawsuit and GM’s Cain said the company had not reviewed the complaint.
Motorists buying used cars without making basic checks
as declared in It was also found that many motorists also wait at least six months before they get their second-hand car serviced.
The figure is even lower when considering the spare tyre – only 36% checked the condition of the spare tyre, or even that there is one.
61% of used car buyers confirmed that they had checked over the bodywork of their prospective purchase.
It seems many second-hand car buyers are fairly laid back and not overly concerned about what issues they might be inheriting with their new set of wheels.
A study has found less than half of the 20 million Brits who purchased a used car last year failed to properly check the vehicle over before they handed over their money and drove away.
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