GM recalls prompt questions about car dealers

GM recalls prompt questions about car dealers

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - With millions of cars being recalled from General Motors recently, there are now questions about whether vehicles with recalls could still be on the market, presenting a new danger.

That prompted ABC News to go undercover, going to used car dealers to find out if those recalled cars are being sold without the needed repairs.

Carfax told ABC more than 3 million used cars from different manufacturers are being sold right now with open recalls, and if you don't check, you might never know.

6 News caught up with Lance Cunningham, owner of Lance Cunningham Ford on Wednesday to inquire about that issue.

He says that new car dealerships always check a trade-in for recalls or other issues and always get it fixed before offering it for sale.

"The first thing we do is like going to the doctor, we check your height, we check your weight, we check your temperature, we pull a Carfax. We also pick an auto check, and then we put it in our service department," said Cunningham.

If you're wondering if you own a recalled car or if are in the market for buying a new car, you can check online to see if your vehicle has been recalled.

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