Rental Car Firms Taking a Wrong Turn on Recall Bill

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By Ben Kelley


What began as a simple bill to assure that car rental companies in California provide defect-free cars to their customers has become ensnarled in a full-out campaign by those companies to kill the bill as it moves through the state’s legislature. Ironically, the bill does nothing more than require the rental companies to do what they claim they already do in “the vast majority” of cases.

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