16 CFR Part 455 Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Project No. P087604 #563688-00027

Submission Number:
563688-00027
Commenter:
Al Valle
State:
Alabama
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 455 Used Motor Vehicle Trade Regulation Rule; Project No. P087604
As I was a Mechanic / Technician / Service manager for numerous New and Used car dealers I believe i would be considered an expert on this subject. Ive worked for very honest and dilligent used car dealers where we fully inspected and repaired the vehicles we sold . I have also at times worked for dishonorable companies that I myself argued for the rights and safety of our customers until I either quit or was fired . Ive also been in situations where i was asked to consult on other buyers who were sold unsafe ,unreliable motor vehicles . The laws that protect consumers have always been less than adequate in all respects . Ive seen people hurt , even killed in substandard used vehicles ive also seen where used car dealers would add obscene charges on sold vehicles that were supoosed to have been repaired . Unfortunately ive also seen more often than not ,consumers being forced to pay penalties , interest and full balances on vehicles that should never have been sold in the first place . I worked in 4 states Vt,Al.,Pa.,and florida ..and in all 4 states the end seems to be the same . Its an industry that is in dire need of reform and consumer protections that not only will keep motorists safer but will give people who work hard peace of mibd and tge freedom to live without fear when traveling. Certain frauds should be criminal when it pertains to the responsibilty of someone elses safety ...Thank You for your time ....Al