Several car rental companies are opposed to new legislation proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which requires cars that underwent recalls not be leased out to customers. Currently, the law says car companies can’t sell recalled vehicles, but new legislation would require rental car companies to follow the same rules. Rental car companies Hertz, Avis/Budget, and Enterprise oppose the “Safe Rental Car Act” because they believe it is based on inaccurate evidence.
According to news reports, the proposed legislation was based on evidence that 90 days after a GM and Chrysler recall notice, Enterprise only fixed 65% of their vehicles, Avis/Budget fixed 53%, and Hertz corrected just 34% of their vehicles affected by the recall. However, companies say these are not based on recent enough data. As a San Francisco personal injury lawyer, I look forward to hearing more about the legislation. If you or a loved one are hurt in an auto accident caused by negligence, discuss your case with a car accident lawyer who can evaluate a claim, assess your case, and help protect your rights.