CAS, CARS, and USPIRG File U.S. District Court Complaint Challenging FTC Consent Orders on Certified Used Vehicles with Open Recalls

March 24, 2017

The Center for Auto Safety, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, and United States Public Interest Research Group today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the FTC Consent Orders that that permit dealers of “Certified Pre-Owned” vehicles to market and advertise such vehicles as “safe,” “repaired for safety issues,” or “subject to a rigorous inspection,” even when such vehicles are the subject of a pending safety recall required by the NHTSA without requiring the dealers to remedy those safety defects and instead by disclosing that such vehicles “may” be subject to such recalls.

For more information, please see today’s complaint, and materials from our initial petition for review in the Federal Court of Appeals:

Click here to view the complaint

See Also: Auto Safety / Consumer Organizations Sue Federal Trade Commission Over Decision Allowing General Motors and Car Dealerships to Engage in False Advertising of Unrepaired Recalled “Certified” Used Cars