NYC Imposes Strict Rule for Used-Car Sales

August 8, 2014
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City officials are cracking down on the sale of used cars that have been recalled, but not repaired. Now, dealers in the city that sold unrepaired recalled vehicles must notify the vehicles’ owners and perform the necessary repairs, The New York Times reports.

In July, city officials sent subpoenas to 200 dealerships requesting information on how many unrepaired recalled vehicles they had sold in the last year. The city’s Consumer Affairs Department said it was prepared to issue violations to dealers who did not follow up with customers who bought the vehicles, or even revoke their licenses to operate.

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