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House of Representatives
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: April 29, 2014 02:43 PM
From: Representative Brian Sims
To: All House members
Subject: Requiring Notice of Vehicle Recalls
In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that would require auto dealerships to disclose unperformed manufacturer recall work before selling a used car. This is an effort to avoid tragedy when a consumer purchases a car with serious known defects.

There are no universal laws regarding recalls and liability on used cars. Dealerships, either knowingly or unknowingly, are putting vehicles up for sale with outstanding recall work. This can have deadly results.

The legislation will require dealers to determine from the vehicle's manufacturer whether or not any unperformed manufacturer recalls exist on the vehicle. If so, the dealer would be required to disclose to the purchaser in writing, prior to sale, details of those recalls.

If the vehicle has outstanding recalls for which the manufacturer will reimburse the dealer, the dealer must perform or enable to be performed the work not later than 20 days after the sale to the buyer.

Please join me in sponsoring this important legislation. Should you have any questions about this legislation, please contact Mason Lane in Rep. Sims’ Office at mlane@pahouse.net or (717) 787-5741.

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Introduced as HB2412