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Bill amendment requires rental companies to disclose recalled vehicles

At present, there is no federal law that protects consumers from renting cars under recall from rental companies, according to NBC San Diego reported on July 14.

Lawmakers are planning to change that. The Senate Transportation Committee approved an amendment to a bill introduced by Senator John Randolph Thune (Republican of South Dakota) that sought to require rental companies to disclose knowledge of safety recalls when cars are rented. Going a step further, the committee proposed a ban altogether on renting out cars under any safety recall.

Some large rental companies have voluntarily taken out recalled cars from their roster of vehicles ever since Japanese automotive parts maker Takata Corp. issued a recall of 57 million defective airbags worldwide, 34 million of which were in the United States.

At Ritter & Associates, we are dedicated to representing those who have been injured in car accidents through the fault of negligent auto manufacturers. Call our offices in San Diego at (619) 296-0123 today to begin taking action against those responsible.

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