Posted on: March 10, 2011
Shopping for a new, used car can be a long-awaited purchase involving months of saving and planning, so it’s especially important for the buyer to not drive off the lot with a recalled vehicle.
More often, it’s becoming difficult to find a car with a perfect record. There have been nearly 20 million auto recalls this year alone, according to news reports.
As a Beaufort car accident lawyer, however, what’s more alarming is that there are nearly one in three cars on the roads with recalled parts or problems, and many are being sold on used car lots to unsuspecting buyers.
There aren’t any laws requiring used car dealers to disclose car recall information, and many may not even know about one, so it’s largely up to the buyer to be informed. As a car accident attorney in Beaufort I suggest people looking to buy a used car to check open recalls and the vehicle’s history online. Owners of cars with open recalls can still have the problem fixed for free.
It’s important to learn about your car so you can stay safe on the road and not end up in a car accident. Oftentimes, recalls are for important features such as sticky breaks or accelerators, faulty seatbelts and other safety hazards.
If you have been injured by a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in Beaufort.