The area’s state senator has introduced a bill that he says will better protect consumers when purchasing a used vehicle.
Sen. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego, was joined by consumer, business and community leaders at the State Capitol on Monday supporting the need to improve used car consumer protection through Senate Bill 990, the Used Car Safety Act of 2012.
“My legislation is an important fix to better ensure that Californians have the opportunity to receive the best and most accurate information possible when purchasing a used vehicle,” said Vargas. “For many working families their car is their lifeline and it is essential that they are confident that it is safe and free of damage. SB 990 will simply provide Californians with an option to obtain more information about a car’s vehicle history before making a purchase.”
Last year, legislation was enacted that had an unintentional impact that would potentially harm used car buyers beginning July 1. The legislation mandates that auto dealers provide a government report known as the National Motor Vehicle Titling Information System to consumers when purchasing a used car. NMVTIS does not track detailed vehicle history events such as air bag deployment, open recalls and structural or frame damage.
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