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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Are You Sure Your New Car Isn’t an Unfixed Recall?

ABC news had a report on Recalled Cars that are being sold as new cars.  You do know about all the recalls the manufacturers have sent out to the media, don’t you? You trust that they fix those defects in all those cars that get recalled before they are sold again.  Not so.  ABC has went all over the states to find out if they are or are not beings fixed before they are re-sold.  They found that they are not.  The cars have the new car small and all of that and you think that you are buying a new car but you have to do your own homework here yet again.  By law they are not permitted to resell a car that had been recalled until they have fixed the problem.  A girl got killed when she drove a “new” car that was supposedly fixed after a recall.  That was what got the news to look into this.  Yep, as always it takes a death before something is done.

Who is supposed to monitor these things in the auto world?  There is a company in Washington D.C that does or is supposed to do that and it should not be left up the news reporters for investigating into this activity  or lack of.  The agency is NHTSA, “NHTSA was established by the Highway Safety Act of 1970 and is dedicated to achieving the highest standards of excellence in motor vehicle and highway safety. It works daily to help prevent crashes and their attendant costs, both human and financial. They should be the ones that are regulating this activity.

There is help though and you should do this before you buy a new car.  Go to site and enter the vehicle’s VIN and see if the vehicle was recalled and if the problems were fixed. 

Aren’t you tired of having to do that all the time with everything from groceries to car and houses even?  Ridiculous isn’t it?

Here we go in China too!

Chrysler to recall 60,000 SUVs in China over ABS braking issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's China unit will recall over 60,000 sport-utility vehicles in the country due to issues related to the cars' anti-skid braking (ABS) systems, a Chinese regulator said in a statement on Tuesday.
China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) said that under certain situations the ABS system could malfunction, raising the risk of collision and injury.

15 New Cars To Avoid

Among them are the Smart Car for 2, Scion iQ, Nissan Titan, Nissan Armada, Mitsubishi Mirage, Mitsubishi  iMiEV, Lincold MKT, Lincoln MKS, Jeep Wrangler/Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Fiat 500L, Dodge Journey, Cadillac XTS, BMW 7 Series.

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