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Did you buy new during an active recall?

I came across this article on the web today:

Apparently it's against Federal law to sell a new car with an active recall.

I bought mine on 3/10/2015 and there is a recall for my RAV4 but the recall date is 3/11/2015. (Safety Recall F0J (F1J) - Preliminary Notice - Various Models - Electric Power Steering (EPS) Electronic Control Unit)

I wonder if I waited one more day if the dealer would have refused the sale?

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2015 Rav4 Limited AWD, Black with Ash Interior, 18" wheels, Build Date 10/14
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"STOP SALE" only applies if the vehicle in questions falls within the VIN range that is being recalled. The steering control module recall applies to a specific range of vehicles manufactured in the past. If the VIN of the car you bought is outside of the range of vehicles being recalled, the dealer can sell it legally even with an active recall in place.
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