N.H.T.S.A. Opens Audit of Rental Car Repairs

Citing troubling reports of injuries and deaths in rental cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating whether millions of rental cars are being fixed when they are recalled for safety problems.
The agency opened the investigation — called an audit query — last week “to investigate recall-remedy completion by rental car companies.”
This is the first such audit this year by the safety agency. In 2009, it opened only two audits.
Clarence Ditlow, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, accused the rental companies of waiting “until it’s convenient to do safety recall repairs.”

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