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Bill Would Ban Sale of Recalled Used Cars

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June 27, 2019—It would be illegal to sell or lease used cars that are the subject of current safety recalls under legislation introduced this week in the U.S. Senate, according to a report by the Chicago Sun Times.

Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, on Tuesday reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act, which would require car dealers to fix all safety recalls before selling, leasing or loaning vehicles to consumers.

Dealers can’t legally sell new cars with open recalls, and car rental companies can’t legally rent vehicles with open recalls, but there’s nothing in the law to stop used-car dealers from putting them on the road.

The bill is supported by Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, the Center for Auto Safety, Consumer Federation of America and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

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