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Congress consider measure requiring removal of recalled rental cars

The Los Angeles Times (3/14, Martín) reported, "Federal lawmakers are considering legislation to require rental car companies to immediately take cars off the road that have been recalled for safety defects." Sen. Charles Schumer pointed to an ongoing National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study he said "suggests that tens of thousands of rental car drivers have unknowingly rented vehicles under recall, posing a serious threat to safety on the roadway." Schumer also pointed to a 2004 fatal crash involving a rented recalled PT Cruiser. In a letter of dispute, car rental companies including Enterprise and Budget told the NHTSA "the repair rates cited on its website were based on inaccurate information submitted by auto manufacturers."
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