NY Times: How to Buy a Used Car in an Age of Widespread Recalls

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[L]ast month the Federal Trade Commission made it easier for cars to be billed as “certified,” even if they were under recall and hadn’t been fixed yet.

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Buyers who wonder how safe it is to drive with a recalled Takata airbag and check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website will learn the following: “The vast majority of Takata airbags will perform as expected.” Oh, but: “Lives have been lost due to this defect.”


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