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Investigators Find Georgia Car Dealers Selling Defective Vehicles


September 24, 2020

ATLANTA, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that used cars are making their way back onto the road in Georgia despite some serious defects. The issues are creating safety problems for the drivers of these cars, and everyone on the road with them. In one example, investigators point to a car that went through seven owners in a five-year period. The car also traveled over state lines and made its way into five different states.* 

The whole time, the car had a dangerous defect that put all of its drivers in danger. And none of the owners or dealerships addressed the issue. 

One car that serves as an example of the scope of the used car safety problems is a 2015 Toyota 4-Runner. A man who purchased the Toyota sold the car just over one month later because he discovered that the vehicle did not have airbags. He had bought the car from one dealership and then sold it at another less than two miles away.

The car's problems go back to Texas, where it seems that the vehicle was in a collision. Under Texas law, a car involved in a wreck can retain a clean title and be sold again, even without critical safety features being repaired. 

Progressive insurance auctioned the car, and it later made its way to Georgia's Cobb County, where another owner bought it, without any knowledge of the fact that the vehicle had no airbags. Part of the problem is that once the car is sold again, it can make it into any other state, even those with more stringent rules. Thus, you can purchase a used car without knowing that it has a defect that could potentially cost you your life. 

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Source:

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/georgia-dealers-selling-used-cars-with-major-safety-defects-investigation-finds/G3I5DKMDINBRTEJRRZYA6SPCJE/

Category: Auto Accidents

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