H294: Sale of Salvage Vehicles. Latest Version
AN ACT permitting dealers to sell used vehicles issued a salvage certification without conducting a safety inspection.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 20‑183.4C(a) reads as rewritten:
(a) Inspection. – A vehicle that is subject to a safety inspection, an emissions inspection, or both must be inspected as follows:
(2) A Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, a used vehicle must be inspected before it is offered for sale at retail in this State by a dealer. Upon purchase, a receipt approved by the Division must be provided to the new owner certifying compliance. A dealer may sell, without inspection, a used vehicle issued a salvage certificate of title in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter if (i) the dealer has no knowledge of alterations or repairs made to the vehicle after issuance of the salvage certificate of title and before retail sale of the vehicle and (ii) the dealer discloses either electronically or in writing to the retail purchaser that no inspection has been performed by the dealer.
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2021, and applies to used vehicles sold on or after that date.