AG: $1 million settlement reached with CarMax

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a $1 million multi-state settlement with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)— Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a $1 million multi-state settlement with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc.

The settlement will require CarMax to disclose open, unrepaired recalls to consumers before purchase. South Carolina will receive approximately $41,500.

In a release provided to ABC Columbia News, Attorney General Wilson says, “South Carolina consumers deserve to know whether the used car they’re interested in purchasing is subject to an open recall. Safety recalls not only affect the purchaser but may also affect other drivers on our roads.”

CarMax now includes QR codes for on the lot vehicles that link to any open recalls and hyperlinks for vehicles advertised online, say officials. The company will also provide customers with copies of open recalls and will require their signature on that disclosure document before giving any other sales paperwork.

Customers can use this tool: (https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls) to check open recalls on their vehicles.

 

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