NJ: Used Car Dealers Should Not Be Permitted to Sell Vehicles with Open Safety Recalls

  • June 18, 2024
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Advocates has sent a letter today to leaders of the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee opposing Senate Bill (S.) 3309/Assembly Bill (A.) 4380. This legislation includes a provision to allow dealers to sell used cars subject to an open safety recall by merely notifying the customer at the time of sale about the unrepaired defect instead of fixing it.

Families who cannot afford to purchase a new vehicle or who seek the value of purchasing a used auto deserve the same protections against safety defects afforded to new car buyers. Buying a secondhand vehicle should not mean that consumers should be subject to second rate safety protections. Read our full letter here.