Used Car Dealers Could Break Law by Selling This Car
Motor traders selling a Vauxhall Zafira B made between 2005 and 2014 may be breaking law.
Recently Vauxhall recalled over 234,000 Zafira B models manufactured between 2005 and 2014 because they were at risk of catching fire. So far, over 300 Zafira Bs have reportedly caught fire.
According to the BBC, the Driver and Vehicle Standards guidelines say that if you are selling a vehicle you must check for any outstanding recalls, which should be attended to before the consumer purchases the vehicle.
The BBC reported Tim Milson, the Lead Officer for the Motor Trade with the Chattered Institute of Trading Stands, as saying: "It's really important for any motor dealer that is having a Vauxhall Zafira that is affected by this recall on their forecourt to actually have this work done prior to exposing it to sale. If they fail to do that then they might be constituting a possible criminal offence. Stating or otherwise creating the impression that a product can be legally sold when it cannot is also an offence. But it is important to say that only a court of law can interpret the law."
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