The New York Times reported that a California law advanced toward creating the country’s first law forcing rental car companies to pull recalled vehicles off of the road.
Car manufacturers and dealerships cannot sell or lease vehicles subject to recall. Doesn’t it only make sense that rental car companies should not be renting unsuspecting customers vehicles subject to recalls?
But guess what… rental car companies (led by Enterprise) are fighting hard to keep the law from happening.
Want to know which car rental companies are fighting in order to rent you a recalled vehicle? I suggest you contact them to let them know you don’t think they should be renting defective, recalled vehicles to unsuspecting customers:
Rental car companies need to change their policies immediately. Until these policies change, anyone renting a car should ask the rental agent to confirm that the vehicle is not subject to any recalls. If the rental vehicle is subject to recall, you should request a different vehicle.
(c) Copyright 2011 Brett A. Emison
Brett Emison is currently a partner at Langdon & Emison, a firm dedicated to helping injured victims across the country from their primary office near Kansas City. Mainly focusing on catastrophic injury and death cases as well as complex mass tort and dangerous drug cases, Mr. Emison often deals with automotive defects, automobile crashes, railroad crossing accidents (train accidents), trucking accidents, dangerous and defective drugs, defective medical devices.