AutoNation, one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, has been slowly reversing its policy to not sell, lease or wholesale any used vehicle that has an open safety recall, according to a report from Automotive News. That policy was put in place in September 2015.
However, by the end of 2015, the company started to allow some recalled vehicles to be sold at wholesale auctions, if the lack of replacement parts meant the vehicle would be grounded for at least six months, according to Automotive News.
After the election, assessing the effects of the Takata airbag recall on sales, AutoNation began retailing used vehicles with recalled parts.
CEO Mike Jackson stated, “Conclusion: It is the way it is. Learnings: We still identify repairs or disclose. We're at a better place than we were when we started, but it's not everything we hoped it would be.”
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