California Senator Barbara Boxer is continuing her fight to increase safety standards for car rental companies. Specifically, Senator Boxer has been asking rental companies to pledge, “a permanent commitment to not rent out or sell any vehicles under safety recall until the defect has been remedied,” according to USA Today.
So far, only Hertz has agreed to the pledge. Although Enterprise, Avis, Dollar and Thrifty have not agreed to the pledge, the companies have issued statements saying that they repair their vehicles before selling or renting them or they have not experienced problems with recalled vehicles.
Senator Boxer has remarked that the statements issued by the refusing companies have many loopholes and she is currently working on legislation to legally enforce the pledge already agreed to by Hertz.
Although there are currently no government regulations to require car rental companies to perform safety recalls, if you buy a former rental car that turns out to be defective or you were not informed that the used car you bought had been a rental in its former life, Ventura dealer fraud attorney Howard D. Silver can help. For a free consultation about your case, call us today at (866) 49-LEMON.