In an article posted november 2 nd 2016 by the sun

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In an article posted November 2 nd , 2016 by the Sun Chronicle out of Massachusetts, a public research group investigated a local CarMax that had several automobiles on its lot that had outstanding recalls. Vehicles with outstanding federal safety recalls continued to be sold throughout the country despite efforts by consumers and legislators to regulate the practice (Foster, 2016). The Federal Trade Commission who is responsible for overseeing and protecting consumers is also considering making it much easier for dealerships to tag used automobiles “certified” even if it still has a recall that hasn’t been fixed. CarMax defended its practice by saying that they inform the consumer of any outstanding recalls before they buy it. There are multiple problems with this. Manufacturers are sending out vehicles with defects that can cause serious bodily harm to motorists. The next issue is that cars that have been deemed to have defects are taking a long time to get that recall initiated and then drivers are experiencing long waits to get their defect fixed. This means that drivers are having to drive around in vehicles that can potentially cause serious harm. The fact that CarMax knows that there are safety issues with the vehicles they are selling, but allow customers to buy them and drive off the lot is absurd. Not only are drivers and passengers risking severe harm, these defects could also injure other motorists on the road. As a Ram truck owner, I know these issues all too well. My truck was part of the largest recall/buy­ back program in history because of faulty gas tank issues that were causing trucks to blow up upon impact. When I called about the defect, I kept getting the run­around and it took months for me to finally get in and get my truck fixed. References Foster, Rick. “Safety advocates worry used car dealers don't fix factory recalls.” The Sun Chronicle , November 2, 2016. RE: Crimes Committed by Business­Justin Jones Jacob Shearer 11/7/2016 3:54:35 PM
1/24/2017 Topic Print View (NEXT(73feebc963))/Main/CourseMode/Topic/TopicPrintView.ed?topicID=9000009724309&sortBy=Title&sortOrder=A… 28/45 Hello Justin I enjoyed reading your discussion post this week as well as your example. That example is crazy and I can actually see it from both angles. They claim that they tell the perspective buyers that there is a recall before they buy but it is hard to picture a consumer being okay with that unless there was an incredible discount on the vehicle. However even if they were informing them then it still goes against the law for selling a recalled vehicle doesn’t it? I think they could be punished by a nice fine especially if they found out that the consumers were not being informed. Good post and best of luck on this week’s assignment!

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