DANGEROUS CERTIFIED PRE OWNED CARS SOLD BY FRANCHISE DEALERSHIPS

DANGEROUS CERTIFIED PRE OWNED CARS SOLD BY FRANCHISE DEALERSHIPS

It appears as though General Motors was cited by the Federal Trade Commission with regard to selling certified used vehicles are certified preowned program which had open recalls the actually dangerous. In addition, the selling dealer’s also appeared to have been cited and find by the FTC. It is unclear what extent General Motors is responsible since they did not sell cars only their authorized, franchise dealers sold the vehicles. Under the certified preowned program selling dealer is obligated to inspect the car pursuant to General Motors standards. It would be the duty and obligation selling dealer to check for recalls and make sure that the vehicles have been repaired and recall something. I’m assuming, if the vehicles were owned by General Motors previously, it would be the responsibility of General Motors to repair and or for recalls. It is unclear to what extent the liability is based directly on General Motors were the liability is based on the actions of their authorized dealers. The complaint appears to indicate that the vehicles were sold with open recalls. It appears as though the FTC is holding the manufacture responsible for authorize, franchise dealers selling vehicles with open, dangerous, active recalls. I would guess, the ultimate, it is responsibility factor to make sure that these recalls are prepared at the authorized dealers in the CPO or certified preowned program.  The following was contained in the complaint

Since at least November 2014, Respondent has disseminated or has caused to be disseminated advertisements promoting the sale of “Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles.”Respondent establishes criteria for certifying pre-owned vehicles, which are then inspected and sold by Respondent’s local dealerships. Respondent provides consumers a 12-month/12,000-mile “bumper to bumper”
warranty for each Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle.
Respondent’s advertisements for Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles include, but are not necessarily limited to, advertisements and marketing materials posted on the website www.gmcertified.com, excerpts of which are attach ed as Exhibits A through F. On this website, Respondent advertises Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles that are available at its affiliated local dealerships by, among other things, allowing consumers to search for individual cars and providing descriptions of these cars.