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New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Act. The legislation would prohibit automotive dealers from selling, leasing, or loaning a used vehicle with an outstanding safety recall. Dealers would need to repair the outstanding recall before selling it to a customer. However, a dealer may sell such a vehicle to another dealer who has the ability to fix the defect. The limitations on sales would also not apply when the a vehicle’s recall information was not available at the time of the sale, lease, or loan using specified sections of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. Additionally, it would not apply if the vehicle was sold at wholesale or as a junk vehicle.

The same Senators introduced this legislation in 2021, where it received no consideration towards passage.

Click here to read the full legislation.