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…
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.
Press Release of U.S.
Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
May 7, 2012
By Richard Read | HighGearMedia.com, 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.
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.