New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently corralled 104 car dealers into a settlement that requires them to alert consumers that their cars may have unrepaired safety recalls.
Dealers must send notices to customers who have purchased vehicles with unrepaired safety recalls that are still unrepaired, from January 2016 to present.
“The safety recalls we uncovered were serious — and potentially deadly,” said Schneiderman.
Dealers who advertise in print or other media must also disclose in the advertisement that the vehicle is subject to a safety recall.
Read Full Bio→Car buyers often assume that the dealer has taken care of any outstanding safety recalls on the car they’re buying, but that is frequently not the case and, often, no one does anything about it.
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April’s fastest-selling used cars revealed
Analysis shows that the Toyota Prius spends the least amount of time waiting to be soldThe 2014 Toyota Prius was April’s fastest selling used car, taking an average of 14 days to sell.
The Toyota Prius has proved popular with used car buyers this year, also topping the charts in February.
Experts believe the figures will stabilise over the year as buyers become used to tax changes.
It was a strong month for Toyota, which also saw its 2012 Yaris hatchback take sixth place.
Data is measured by analysing classified adverts on online marketplace Auto Trader as well as dealer websites and major auctions.
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6 new and used cars you can get for under $35,000
The MKC earned four out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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The Explorer earned a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and top scores in nearly all crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Advertisement The La Crosse earned a perfect five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and scored well in crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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