CBS News reports that a report by three consumer advocacy groups claims CarMax, the US’s biggest used car dealer, is selling vehicles with unrepaired defects. According to the report, about 27 percent of vehicles in eight CarMax dealerships had defects that were under safety recalls, like Takata air bags and General Motors ignition switches. The report adds that some of the defects found in vehicles sold by CarMax have been “responsible for thousands of injuries and dozens of deaths,” according to the report. The report “called for action from state law enforcement officials.” In a statement, CarMax pointed to its “commitment to transparency” and “said its employees review the recall information on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website with customers before they buy a vehicle. The customers also sign a form that acknowledges getting the NHTSA recall information.”
Over 25 percent of vehicles in survey of eight CarMax lots are under open recall.
Consumerist reports with continuing coverage of the findings in a report issued by the Center for Auto Safety, the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety Foundation, and the MASSPIRG Education Fund, which found “that more than 1-in-4 vehicles being sold by CarMax is currently under an open safety recall.” In fact, their “survey of 1,699 vehicles that CarMax advertised for sale at eight locations in Northern and Southern California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut” found that 27 percent were affected by open safety recalls, “a 15% increase since the groups performed their last survey in 2015.”
Fourtitude reports “the study states that at least 45 of the 1,699 vehicles surveyed contained recalled Takata airbags, which have been attributed to 16 deaths and countless injuries.” Law360 also reports.
From the news release of the American Association for Justice.