A recent survey found that 27% (more than 1 in 4) of the vehicles for sale at CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, had a dangerous unrepaired safety recall.
“‘CarMax is selling huge numbers of unsafe, defective recalled cars that are ticking automotive time bombs. They pose a serious threat to the safety of all American motorists and their families,’ said Rosemary Shahan, President of the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation, a non-profit auto safety organization based in Sacramento, CA.” – CarMax News Release
The cited recalls include extremely dangerous defects that have caused multiple injuries and deaths, including the Takata airbag recall and the General Motors ignition switch recall.
CarMax states that they disclose safety recall information, but the CarMax audit quotes language commonly used by CarMax that could easily deceive a consumer, “we select the best” and “fit to be driven safely on the roads”.
Before purchasing a used car from CarMax or any other dealer search for open recalls using this free feature form the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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