Can the dealer charge for recalled part replacement? My car has a faulty suspension system that has been recalled, but the dealer wants to charge for the part.
No. Defective motor vehicle parts that are included in a recall issued by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) are required under federal regulations to be repaired or replaced at cost to the manufacturer--not at cost to the owner of the vehicle. If the dealer wants to charge the car owner for the recalled part replacement, the owner should refuse to pay these fees and contact the auto manufacturer. At the following link our Raleigh injury lawyers explain more about accident cases involving recalled parts, the rights consumers have during a recall, and why dealers are not permitted to charge vehicle owners for recalled part repair or replacement.