Are You Concerned About Safety Recalls?
Am I doing everything I can to keep from selling vehicles with open safety recalls?
In the last 3 years, more than 150,000,000 vehicles have been affected by safety recalls.
Your liability risk increases significantly when you sell vehicles with open recalls that become involved in accidents caused by unrepaired safety recalls.
Dealers are being named in safety recall litigation, and the public relations problems that safety recalls can create for your dealership can do irreparable harm.
If you are not committed to safety recall management policy and have the processes and tools in place to effectively manage recalls on a daily basis, then you may be risking your franchise.
Are we wasting valuable resources trying to manage safety recall compliance?
In addition to the OEMs mandating recall policy compliance on CPO vehicles, a growing number of recall regulations at the federal, state and local level make compliance difficult.
The Federal Trade Commission has imposed consent orders and large penalties on dealer groups based on truth in advertising regulations when dealers advertise vehicles with open recalls as safety checked.
The Federal FAST Act / Safe Rental Car law requires dealers with more than 35 rental/loaner vehicles to ground them when affected by open recalls.
States are increasing their regulation of dealers regarding vehicles with safety recalls as well, with some requiring consumer notification of open recalls on used vehicles at the time of sale, and others requiring compliance with rental/loaner regulations that can apply to dealers with as few as 1 loaner/rental.
Should we be documenting the vehicle recall status at sale and auditing our sold vehicles for open recalls?
Because recalls can be issued at any time, documenting and disclosing the vehicle recall status at the point of sale can help you avoid disputes with customers who discover through public sources that the vehicle you sold them on Monday has an open recall on Tuesday.
Post-sale auditing can help you identify where internal recall policy implementation is falling short of your management commitments.
Would we make better purchasing decisions if we knew the accurate recall status on vehicles before we buy?
Whether it’s a trade-in, dealer trade, or an auction purchase, off brand vehicles with open safety recalls can add significant cost and time to repair and may not even have a remedy available from the manufacturer.
In-brand vehicles with open safety recalls offer opportunity for OEM warranty reimbursement revenue.
Are we missing warranty revenue by not tracking open safety recalls on our sold-customer vehicles?
Dealers can miss the revenue and CSI opportunity that open safety recalls represent on their sold vehicles.
The average open safety recall rate for private-party vehicles is about 25%, and in addition to the OEM warranty reimbursement, the recall customer touchpoint can result in service upsell opportunities and new car sales.
Why it is so confusing and difficult to manage safety recalls on your own?
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