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The hidden danger of open recalls in used cars

A man tries to stop douse the flames in his car. He's one of the victims in a class-action lawsuit that led to a major recall in select Kia and Hyundai vehicles where a design flaw can lead to the engine drying out, throwing a rod, and catching fire. (Photo courtesy of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP)

Used car buyers generally assume any major mechanical or body work issues have been resolved before a sale.

But there could be known defects causing engine fires, airbag malfunctions – even problems with your fuel tank. And dealers have no obligation to disclose these problems or fix them.

See Jesse’s full report below.

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