Feds probe car rental agencies on safety recall repairs
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Are rental car agencies dragging their feet in taking in their fleets for safety recall repairs before letting customers get hold of the cars? Federal regulators want to find out.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into the issue, the agency says on its website. Bloomberg News says NHTSA is looking into “incidents involving allegations of personal injury and death” caused by defects and failure to conform to federal safety standards. The probe involves recalled vehicles from Detroit’s Big 3: Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.