Rental Car Recall Repair Practices

NHTSA Press Release: Effective Today: New Federal law for recalled rental cars protects consumers from vehicle safety defects

DOT 62-16 Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Contact: Bryan Thomas, 202-366-9550, [email protected] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of…

Rental car safety bill progresses in honor of Santa Cruz sisters – 8/1/13

WASHINGTON — A Senate bill with roots in Santa Cruz took a step closer to adoption this week, and its advocates hope it will improve rental car safety.

Santa Cruz’s Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, 24 and 20, were killed while driving a recalled Chrysler PT Cruiser rented from Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Capitola in 2004. The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 would prevent rental car companies from renting or selling cars or trucks that have safety recalls.

Ending the Practice of Renting Vehicles Under Safety Recall

Santa Barbara- A bill making its way through Congress would ban rental car companies from renting or selling unsafe recalled vehicles.

Cally Houck Pushes Rental Agencies To Stop Leasing Out Unsafe, Recalled Cars

Lawyer Cally Houck might never give up her workspace, a law office she has rented in Ojai, Calif., for some 30 years.

Boxer Calls on Rental Car Industry to Commit to Stop Renting Unsafe Vehicles – 5/5/12

Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
May 7, 2012  

Should Rental Companies Be Required To Fix Recalled Cars?

By Richard Read |, Published: February 24

In 2004, Raechel and Jacqueline Houck rented a Chrysler PT Cruiser from Enterprise Rent-A-Car — a vehicle that had been recalled for a power steering fluid leak. While driving, the leaking fluid caught fire, which caused the sisters to lose control of the car and collide with a big rig. Both women were killed.

Enterprise changes course, says it supports legislation for oversight on recalls

Associated Press, Published: February 24, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Enterprise Rent-A-Car now says it will support legislation to increase federal oversight of how car rental firms manage safety recalls for vehicles in their fleets.


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