A push to ban rental of recalled cars before repairs

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Monday would have been Jacqueline Houck’s 26th birthday. Instead, it was the day that her mother, Carol Houck, joined two auto-safety groups in seeking to prohibit the car-rental practice – continuing to rent recalled vehicles before they have been repaired – that family members blame for her 2004 death.

Jacqueline, 20, and her sister, Raechel, 24, were killed in a PT Cruiser they had rented from Enterprise Rent-a-Car to visit family near Los Angeles. Jackie was an artist, planning a trip to Costa Rica. Raechel had been in Italy as a teacher and au pair and was planning to be a translator.

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