Enterprise's Handling of Recalled Autos Targeted in Group's FTC Petition

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the largest U.S. rental-car company, lets autos under federal safety recalls be rented before repairs, consumer advocates said in a petition asking the Federal Trade Commission to bar the practice.

Enterprise said in a lawsuit that employees may rent out vehicles that have been recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for defects, the Washington-based Center for Auto Safety and Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, based in Sacramento, California, said in a petition today. That amounts to a deceptive trade practice, the groups said.

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