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This paper discusses common areas of fraud found within the automotive industry, examining both the new and used car sectors. The paper looks at how certain types of fraud are discovered and how these frauds can be prevented. The paper also examines the economic impact of fraud within the automotive industry. The paper shows that while fraud within the automotive industry is rampant and dangerous, well-informed consumers can avoid fraudulent purchases and help protect themselves.
From the Paper:"According to legal statistics, the most common form of fraud within the new vehicle industry is that of defective design (OLM, 18). Thousands of individuals are injured or killed each year due to known defects in automobile design, including such issues as faulty airbags, door latches, brakes, fuel tanks, and rollover tendencies (OLM, 19). Some estimates show the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues over 30 million vehicle recalls each year, and these recalls are a small portion of the faulty design flaws realized (McDonald, 175). Since manufactures often weigh the costs of such recalls with the probability of damages awarded in a lawsuit resulting from injury due to the defect, only those defaults which may result in extremely high legal costs are completed (McDonald, 179)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Benchmark Consulting. "Perspectives on Fraud." Auto Finance (2004, June): 1-5.
- BTS (Bureau of Transportation Statistics). "Table 1-17: New and Used Passenger Car Sales." National Transportation Statistics. Washington, D.C.: 2005. Table 1-17. Obtained November 25, 2006 from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Website: <http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics>.
- CJC (Consumer Justice Center). Automotive Fraud. Vadnais Heights, MN: 1999. Obtained November 25, 2006 from CJC. Website: <http://www.consumerjusticecenter.com/autofraud.htm>.
- FTC (Federal Trade Commission). Buying a Used Car. Washington, DC: 2002.
- Leggett, Christopher. "The Ford Pinto Case." Law and Valuation (1999, May): 25-34.
Cite this Term Paper:
Automotive Fraud (2007, September 23) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/automotive-fraud-98412/
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