Well I just bought my first ever brand new car. It had a whopping 12 miles on it when I drove it off the lot. Prior to purchase I did a number of searches on line on the car I was looking at and purchased (2019 Fiesta SE Hatchback automatic) and found nothing but glowing reviews on a multiple number of sights and even youtube sites. However today via a member here I was shown where previous years of this car and one other had some issues with their transmissions to the degree that Ford just settled a class action suit.
Now when I did my search I did not come across this information and I believe it may have effected my decision. At no time did the dealership inform me of this issue with previous years. According to Ford models post 2016 had this issue resolved. So my question to the group here is when you buy a new car, to what degree or length should the dealership go to informing a potential buyer of previous models and or any recalls or in this case a class action suit resolution. Or is it up the buyer to know what is up with a brand/car before buying.