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Buying Used or Renting A Car? Ask If It's Been Recalled First.

May 28, 2014

By Pat Batcheller




"In some cases it's because people just ignore the recall that lands in their mailbox. But in other cases...they may not know about the recalls because they weren't disclosed."

Paul Eisenstein, publisher of thedetroitbureau.com.

General Motors has recalled about 16-million vehicles worldwide so far this year, a new record for the automaker. But how many of them actually get fixed will be up to the people who drive them. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of thedetroitbureau.com tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller about 30 percent of all recalled vehicles on the road never get repaired. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

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