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#7 of 8 Re: Rentals missing 'standard' safety equipment [dispencer2]
Nov 20, 2010 (3:51 pm)
Also be on the lookout when it comes to vehicles that go through wholesale. There is one 09 out there you don't want.
#8 of 8 they are missing recall work too
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 23, 2010 (7:11 pm)
"NHTSA opened its "fleet vehicle recall completion audit" Thursday. It noted that among the complaints about rental-car company practices was a petition filed in August with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by the Center for Automotive Safety and Carol Houck. Houck is the mother of two young women who were killed in 2004 after Enterprise Rent-A-Car rented them a PT Cruiser that had been recalled for potential under-hood fires, but which Enterprise had not repaired.
The car caught fire, causing an accident in which the women died. Enterprise admitted liability, according to the Center for Automotive Safety, and in June, a jury rendered a verdict against the company for $15 million. "
NHTSA Opens Investigation of Rental Car Companies' Handling of Recalls (Edmunds Daily)