Do ex-management cars go through dealer multi-point checks?

When buying an ex-management car I'm told that they go through multi-point checks by the manufacturer. How true is this? I tried to buy a one year old Mercedes-Benz from a dealer and found it had a flat rear tyre, all four valve caps missing and a severe vibration at the front which I was told was due to presumably new tyres not being balanced. I backed away.

Asked on 30 January 2017 by Gaz

Answered by Honest John
If it's a Ford Direct car it does. Can't say for other manufacturers. I've never heard of any of the other manufacturers calling their cars back to a special facility to check them over. Usually it's a dealer inspection that can be very cursory, as you discovered.
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