Of the approximately 2.3 million cars recalled by GM, 1.6 have been repaired. Although the pace of repairs, due to a shortage of parts, marred the early days of the recall, it is now repairing at the average rate for recalls.
Mark Rosekind, NTHSA Administrator, speaking in New York City, commended General Motors for implementing systems that would flag car dealerships who attempted to sell used cars under recall.
Undoubtedly, this is good for consumers, but I wonder how dealers are reacting. Dealers landed in the hot seat in March when ABC News’ Good Morning American aired a story in which investigators were able to purchase cars under recall. Even when directly asked if the vehicle had open recalls, the salesperson said, “Absolutely not.”
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