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FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls

August 26, 2016 FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls In allowing GM to sell unrepaired vehicles with outstanding safety recalls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) not only is out-of-touch with vehicle safety in America but …

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Questions raised about General Motors, government action in recall over thousands of car fires

DETROIT - Shortly after Elizabeth Berry parked her bright yellow 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS on the street in front of her family's home in May 2014, flames engulfed the engine, destroying the car and scorching her mailbox.

"I was hysterical. That was like my third baby," she says of the car.

Compounding the shock was the fact that five years earlier, Berry had answered a recall notice from General Motors for a repair that was supposed to prevent engine fires.

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After Battling Safety Agency, Recaro Changes Course on Car Seat Recall

The recall seemed to be straightforward enough: Recaro Child Safety needed to fix some of its car seats so that they would not break free during a crash.

But the path to that announcement, made last week, was anything but.

After more than 18 months of resistance by Recaro, about 173,000 child seats are being recalled, illustrating how long and fraught the recall process can become. The case follows another wide-ranging child seat recall, for models made by Graco Children’s Products, that was also fought by its company.

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AutoNation grounds vehicles under recall

9/6/15

AutoNation Inc. will no longer sell any vehicle, used or new, with an open safety recall.

The new policy will be costly, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says, but it's the right thing to do for customers. Jackson declined to estimate the expense but noted that 5 to 10 percent of AutoNation's inventory would be deemed unsellable at any given time under the new policy.

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