offers a variety of free car reports for the consumer to keep them aware of the problems
that have been reported on a specific year, make and model car. It is important
to note that because the same model car is manufactured at different times of
the year and may even be manufactured at different factories, each used car
report may or may not pertain to your specific car.
What are Reports for
New and Used Cars Good For?
Used Car Reports
empower consumers when
they go to dealerships to get their car repaired. They are also used to discover
secret warranties for problems found
after your warranty has expired. Read what other
consumers say about
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Four Types of
Reports and Car Stats for New and Used Cars:
Manufacturer Recalls: These are manufacturer defects that have been deemed
a safety hazard and the car manufacturer is mandated to fix them, even if you
are NOT the original owner. If you have questions
as to whether your car has an outstanding recall, contact the
Manufacturer Consumer Service Department
and tell them your VIN (vehicle identification number) and ask if it has
any outstanding recalls.
Technical Service Bulletins: These are
car bulletins that the manufacturer sends to each of its dealership service
departments notifying them of potential problems.
Consumer Complaints: These
are car complaints that consumers have officially filed with the United States
Department of Transportation concerning problems they have encountered about a
year, make model car. Click to find out how to file an official car complaint
about your car.
Filing a Complaint
Investigations: These are investigations carried
out by the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration concerning a year, make model car that may lead to a