Recalled Vehicles Highlighted in NY Times

The Chevrolet Cruze was one of the vehicles recently recalled by General Motors. Photo courtesy of GM.
The Chevrolet Cruze was one of the vehicles recently recalled by General Motors. Photo courtesy of GM.

Auto manufacturers recalled a total of 21.9 million vehicles in the U.S., a nine-year high in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). And already in 2014, there have been massive recalls from Toyota and General Motors.

The issue of recalled vehicles on the road was highlighted in a recent New York Times article on the front page of the New York edition. Currently, there is no U.S. law that requires the repair of used vehicles — that have been issued a safety recall — before they are rented or sold to the public, according to the report.

Introduced in 2011, the Safe Rental Car Act (S. 921) would mandate the immediate grounding and repair of any rental car under a recall. Supported by the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), this bill is still making its way through the legislative process.

Click here to read the full New York Times report: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/business/recalled-used-cars-roam-the-roads-as-federal-legislation-stalls.html?hpw&rref=business&_r=1

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Why Do We Visit Capitol Hill?

Members of the American Car Rental Association met with U.S. senators, representatives, and their aides last week. Here’s why bringing the message to this forum matters.

The Customer Isn’t Always Right

Not caving to a customer with a blatant agenda may have consequences, especially for a small rental company that relies on stellar Yelp ratings to advertise. But business integrity must prevail.

The Truth Behind Compact Van Depreciation

Why are large van values holding up better than their compact counterparts, and will it last?

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.