Sen. Charles Schumer

Jasper Colt-USA TODAY

Sen. Chuck Schumer Calls For Flood Damage Reports On All Used Cars

July 08, 2018 - 5:06 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Consumers might be at risk of purchasing cars damaged in last summer’s hurricanes.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is warning buyers that cars damaged by flooding last yet are now being put on the market, without any warning of the car’s history.

The senator plans to hold a news conference Sunday night to urge federal authorities to use existing laws in order to mandate that “hurricane cars” be exposed.

He will suggest that the Federal Trade Commission mandate a “flood check” be included on the buyer’s guide sticker placed on every used car window.