Do recalls affect car resale value?

I was just wondering because if my car were to ever have a recall, that means I have to take it to a dealer to fix it no matter what and after I do, the recall will show up on a car history report and thus, potential buyers may look at that and be wary.

So I'm wondering if a recall has any impact on a resale

I was just wondering because if my car were to ever have a recall, that means I have to take it to a dealer to fix it no matter what and after I do, the recall will show up on a car history report and thus, potential buyers may look at that and be wary.

So I'm wondering if a recall has any impact on a resale value of a car.

Best Answer:

Firebrand: no impact on car value or resale value …. you're OK …

Other answer:

Firebrand:
Most recalls are minor ones and if repaired by a dealer shouldn't be an issue. Resale could be affected if the recall is something major. LIke the faulty airbags and Volkswagen issue.
Windowphobe:
Just because *you're* paranoid, doesn't mean the rest of us are.

Recalls are everyday occurrences. The time to worry is if there's a recall and the car *hasn't* been taken in.

s:
no