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Posted by fred seaver on September 13, 2008, 4:08 pm
If this legislation is passed in DC will Toyota have a recall?

Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 13, 2008, 4:41 pm

Such legislation cannot mandate retrofits.  It can affect only
day-forward cars.

Posted by Leo Siefert on October 10, 2008, 2:40 pm
 Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

I beg to differ. The legislature makes the laws and can change any
that are already on the books if they so desire. And I don't see
anything in the Constitution saying that the legislature cannot make a
law recalling automobiles.

On the other hand, the legislature is usually reluctant to take such
actions since they could be extremely unpopular. But they certainly
have the authority to do so in the US at least.

 - Leo

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