ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s trying again with legislation to require car rental companies to fix vehicles subject to a manufacturer’s recall before handing them over to customers.
The New York Democrat said Friday that auto dealers are already required to repair vehicles subject to manufacturer recall before selling them. He says the same “common-sense” rules should apply to rental car companies.
In 2012, Schumer said the federal law was needed because of serious crashes in recent years involving rental cars under recalls. He said car rental agencies must be held to the same standard as automobile dealerships that don’t lease cars for longer terms until a problem identified in a recall is fixed.
Schumer has been pushing the bill for four years. He said he’ll introduce it again, and notes that it has the support of the Secretary of Transportation as well as General Motors.
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