In the Matter of General Motors LLC, File Number 152-3101
Clearly the use of the word "Certified" would mean that the car has been checked and all safety recalls have been completed. It is inherently deceptive for an auto dealer to represent that its vehicles have passed a rigorous inspection, without ensuring that the safety recall repairs have been performed. For the FTC to put a stamp of approval on that practice would be disastrous. The average individual has no idea about individual safety recalls, I myself would think that a "Certified" car means one that at minimum has had all safety recalls completed. A car is typically the second largest investment by a person and usually is the means for their employment. It is important to make sure that cars that are subject to a recall get the repairs that are needed.