Schumer pushes for 'flood check' on used cars

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jul 08, 2018

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer would like used-car shoppers to get more information up front about whether a vehicle has been checked for flood damage from last summer's hurricanes or other deluges.

The New York Democrat asked the Federal Trade Commission Sunday to consider adding a "flood check" element to the "Buyers Guide" required on many used cars up for sale.

The FTC hasn't immediately commented. The Buyers Guide already advises getting an independent inspection and a vehicle history report.

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