Dealers and Automakers Oppose Rental Company Recall Law

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The Senate Commerce Committee is in the midst of determining whether or not it would be advisable to push forward a law that would require rental car companies to fix open recalls prior to offering them for sale or rent, but that bill has now drawn opposition from groups like the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the National Automobile Dealers Association.  Those groups are arguing that instituting such a measure would potentially delay a consumers’ ability to get the necessary repairs in a timely manner on their vehicles.  They say that automakers would essentially have to repair rental companies’ vehicles first or else face lawsuits from those companies.  They also believe that not all recalls are created equal and offered examples of recalls that don’t pose a pending danger.

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