Ford Recall Highlights Need for Lara’s Law

Ford announced today a recall of nearly 600,000 cars due to two different safety concerns.

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WSMV reports:

Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.

While it is distressing to know your car could cause a dangerous, even life-threatening crash, what’s more distressing is that used car dealers could sell you one of these unsafe vehicles and you’d never even know it was under recall. Even if the recall was known, there’s no obligation on the part of the dealer to have the car fixed before it is sold.

Fortunately, there is a solution. Lara’s Law has been proposed at the Tennessee General Assembly in each of the last two legislative sessions. Unfortunately, the most recent action on the bill happened on Monday when the Senate Transportation Committee refused to even hear discussion of the issue.

Just two days after the Senate Transportation Committee failed to even take up a bill on car recalls, a new recall is announced. That’s more risk to consumers while our legislators fail to act.

Tennesseans deserve common sense consumer protections. Tennessee drivers deserve a legislature that takes precautions to keep our roads safe.

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