Rental cars with open safety recalls must be grounded by June 1!
Starting June 1, 2016, rental companies with an average of 35 or more vehicles in a rental fleet in a calendar year are barred from renting any vehicles with an unremedied safety recall. The requirement — which does not apply to vehicles over 10,000 lbs.– was passed as part of last yearês national transportation bill, the FAST (Fixing Americaês Surface Transportation) Act.
NADA encourages dealers to:
« Use the www.safercar.gov or manufacturer VIN-specific lookup tools to regularly check the recall status of all rental and loaner vehicles;
« Refrain from renting or loaning any vehicle subject to an unremedied safety recall if the manufacturer has said in the recall notice that the vehicle should not be driven; and
« Disclose to any prospective renter or borrower the recall status of the rental or loaner vehicle.
Questions to the source at NADA may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703-821-7040.Download Bulletin PDF