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Safe Rental Car Act Effective Today

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), starting today rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers.

June 1, 2016

Takata Airbag Linked to Rental Customer Death

Takata Airbag Linked to Rental Customer Death

A woman who died in a car crash last September has been named as the eighth victim killed by defective Takata airbags. The woman rented the Honda Civic with the defective airbag from Sunset Car Rental in San Diego.

July 1, 2015

Rental Car Industry Joins NHTSA in Support of Safe Rental Act

Rental Car Industry Joins NHTSA in Support of Safe Rental Act

At a press conference last week, the American Car Rental Association (ACRA) joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator Mark Rosekind in support of passing legislation that would require rental car agencies to fix safety defects before renting vehicles subject to a recall.

February 25, 2015

<b>Updated:</b> Boxer Withdraws Amendment on Rental Recalls

Feeling the pressure from the lobbying effort of the industry and acknowledging the controversial nature of the issue, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) withdrew her amendment on rental recalls Dec. 14 during the Senate Commerce Committee's mark-up of the Auto Safety Bill.

December 14, 2011