Used Cars and Recalls

Apr 15

Earlier this month there were some news articles about buying used cars and recalls. What many people don’t know is that when you buy a used car from a business there is no legal requirement for the business to tell you if 1) the car is subject to a recall, or 2) if the issue in the recall has been addressed. Recalls are issued because of safety concerns. If you purchase a used car without checking if the car has been recalled then you are potentially buying a safety hazard. You can go to ww.recalls.gov to see if there is a recall on the car you are interested in buying. If the car has been subject to a recall you can then do more investigation to determine if the subject of the recall has been addressed on your car. If it has not, you can use that information in your negotiating of the price.