Car-safety groups and a U.
S. senator asked the Federal Trade Commission today to investigate CarMax Inc., the biggest seller of used cars nationally, for deceptive advertising claims.
In a petition filed with the FTC, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive advertising by claiming every vehicle it sells passes a rigorous 125-point inspection. The groups said the inspection fails to examine and disclose whether a car has been recalled and repaired.
The petition also seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars.