NC Attorney General Reaches $1M Settlement with CarMax

Attorney General Josh Stein yesterday reached a $1 million settlement with CarMax Auto Superstores, Inc., that will require CarMax to disclose open unrepaired recalls related to car safety before people buy used vehicles. North Carolina’s share of this multistate settlement is $30,086.29. This industry-changing settlement means that used car dealers must inform customers about open safety recalls before they buy a car. CarMax will continue to use the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) vehicle identification (VIN) number tool to provide this important safety information to potential buyers. People can also check for any open recalls on their vehicles here. This industry-changing settlement helps establish that used car dealers should tell people about open safety recalls before they buy a car.