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Used car lots may have recalled cars without knowing it

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Some used car dealers may have recalled cars on their lots and not know it.

A government accountability office study shows pre owned car dealers may not know about all the recalls issued for the cars they are selling because manufacturers don't send them the same information that they send to franchised dealers.

And, even if a used car dealer does find out about a recall, they are under now legal obligation to repair the problem, or tell a prospective buyer.

More than 36 million used cars were sold in 2010 according to truecars.com.

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