So when you’ve bought a new second-hand car, it’s wise to check the Federal Government’s website recalls.gov.au and check whether your car has been the subject of such a recall. From there, you can check with a dealer who will be able to reference records and tell you whether the fix was done on that particular car. If not, fear not; recalls don’t cost the owner a cent – even subsequent owners. That’s the law.
What is a Recall?
By David Morley, 13 Jul 2016 Car Advice
The world isn’t perfect. And cars aren’t perfect either – even brand-new ones. David Morley explains how recalls occur and what it means for owners and buyers impacted by them.
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