• fb_71106309 avatar Damien Posted: 2/27/2012 10:02am PST

    Since recalled cars are fixed at the expense of the automaker generally, yes, they should be required to drive the cars to the closest dealership and have them fixed. Whats the problem with this?

  • fb_100001121675304 avatar Randy Posted: 2/26/2012 9:13am PST

    Part two; Every time something bad happens people think we need a new law to protect people from this or that, after all it's only one more law. But they add up, and one law here, a regulation there, and then before you know it all our jobs are in China because we can't compete due to the cost of meeting the requirements of the Government and what it takes to try to protect every last person we do business with. It's nice to think we can do that, but it's not realistic. We have gotten WAY too carried away with that way of thinking. Every law, regulation, requirement, safety feature, etc. adds to the cost of doing business. Now it's just too expensive to do it here in the U.S. any more, and on top of that, they want to raise taxes.

  • fb_100001121675304 avatar Randy Posted: 2/26/2012 9:05am PST

    Recalls are not always safety related, so they don't always mean the car needs to be immediately fixed. I received a recall on a Pickup truck for the cables that support the tailgate when it's down. That is in no way an issue that would affect the safety or the drivability of the truck. I have also heard of paint related recalls and others where this kind of law would be a hindrance for minor issues. Even when there is a chance of a problem, the likelihood is slim that it will actually happen. If there is a very dangerous issue, they should take the cars off the road, especially considering the repairs will be performed at no cost, but I do not think a catch-all law is a good idea. We are being drowned in laws and regulations.

  • svegliando avatar svegliando Posted: 2/24/2012 10:29am PST

    Considering that they not only have their own standard of vehicle sizing that diverges from common practice, leaving it up to them to determine the severity of a recall would not be in the best interest of consumers.

  • tache avatar tache Posted: 2/24/2012 10:01am PST

    Recalls are issued only when there is an safety issue concern regarding the car. The question should be "Should anyone rent or sell you a car with an known safety issue?"