CARFAX Risk Factor Statistics for Jeep (US imports)
CARFAX knows that at least 195.771 U.S. jeep cars were imported to Europe since 1992.
There are many cars from the U.S. that are not returned to the original manufacturer when a recall comes up. These cars naturally pose an increased risk for the buyer as the buyer doesn’t know what is wrong and how it may affect him. To further ignore the recall totally, many of these U.S. vehicles are exported to Europe. Currently, there are 56,013 Jeep cars in Europe with such a pending recall status. See here why it is essential to know for customers about recall statuses.
The next risk factor for Jeep cars includes those with salvage titles. In the U.S., when cars are severely damaged and ready to get scrapped or after an insurer declared the car a total loss, the car is issued a salvage title. There are 6.225 Jeeps from the US exported to Europe with a salvage title.
Another risk factor for Jeeps is a stolen entry. Many cars are exported once they are stolen so that it is more difficult for used car buyers to uncover the true history, and more strenuous for local authorities to recover the vehicle. Used car buyers are many times completely unaware of a car with a stolen history through advanced scam methods such as VIN-cloning. In Europe are at least 161 imported Jeep vehicles from US that have been stolen. Make sure you buy the right car.