More federal agencies are looking into whether rental car companies are renting potentially dangerous recalled vehicles.
First Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) requested that the FTC crack down. Now the issue of rental car companies renting out cars under recall has come to the attention of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NTSA launched an investigation into the practices of rental car companies regarding recalled cars -- propelled in part by stories of injuries and deaths in rental cars under recall.
The NHTSA says it has recently learned of injuries and accidents stemming from recalled cars and it wants to probe further into the problem, reports CNN Money. As noted in a prior post on FindLaw's Common Law, Senator Schumer has also been asking that the FTC change its regulations to force rental car companies to adhere to the same recall practices that car dealerships do: If it's under recall, it can't be sold by dealers and shouldn't be rented by rental car agencies.