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Resource ID: #19430
Subject: Automobiles
Source: Consumer Reports
Date: January 2002



When a car or truck has been so badly damaged in a wreck that an insurance company declares it a total loss, you might think that would guarantee it a trip to the junkyard. Instead, a Consumer Reports investigation found that hundreds of thousands of these vehicles are rebuilt and sold to unwitting consumers. The report examines this murky enterprise, the safety threat to consumers and the nationwide system of flawed state title disclosure laws that allow consumers to be misled and cheated.

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