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    New Federal Law for Recalled Rental Cars Protects Consumers from Vehicle Safety Defects

    June 27, 2016 by admin

    (Source: NHTSA website, Press Release:  New Federal law for recalled rental cars protects consumers from vehicle safety defects, June 1, 2016).

    As a public service, the personal injury lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., in Reading, PA, want to share some information about rental car safety and new legislation requiring rental companies to repair recalled cars.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that, beginning today, June 1, 2016, rental car agencies must fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind have long advocated for safe rental cars free of open recalls, and the new legislation requiring it was recently passed by the Congress in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.  “When a family picks up a rental car on vacation, they should be able to expect it is free of any known safety defect,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “I thank Congress and the safety advocates who helped turn this common-sense idea into law.”

    Federal law now prohibits any company or dealer with fleets greater than 35 vehicles to rent unrepaired recalled vehicles. It also extends NHTSA’s recall authority to cover rental car companies for the first time, giving the safety agency power to investigate and punish violators.  The legislation was championed by the family of Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, sisters who died in a rental vehicle that was under a safety recall but had not been repaired.

    “This law gives NHTSA one more tool to protect the safety of U.S. motorists,” said NHTSA Administrator Dr. Mark Rosekind. “It’s critical that every recalled vehicle, whether new, used, rented or leased, is repaired as soon as possible. Rental agencies operate some of the largest fleets, so this law will go a long way in ensuring the cars and trucks on the road are safe.”

    In 2014, there were close to 900 recalls affecting 51 million vehicles nationwide. NHTSA has stated it will seek 100 percent remedy completion rates in open recalls.  Consumers can use NHTSA’s free Recall Look-up Tool to determine if a vehicle has an open safety recall that needs to be addressed. Vehicle owners are reminded to check for periodically and contact NHTSA with concerns related to the safety of their vehicles due to defects and recalls by visiting www.safercar.gov or calling 1-888-327-4236.

    The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of automobile drivers and passengers in Berks County and Schuylkill County and serve accidents victims and their families in Reading, PA, Pottsville, PA, and throughout Eastern and Central, Pennsylvania.

    From the desk of Adam K. Levin, Esquire


    SERVING VICTIMS OF:
    MOTOR VEHICLE INJURY
    CAR ACCIDENTS
    TRUCK ACCIDENTS
    MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
    DRUNK DRIVERS
    SLIP AND FALLS
    WORKERS' COMPENSATION
    OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE
    UNSAFE PRODUCTS/CONDITIONS
    WORK INJURIES
    WRONGFUL DEATH
    INADEQUATE WORKERS COMP.
    MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
    DOCTOR/HOSPITAL ERRORS
    SURGERY ERRORS
    OPERATING ROOM MISTAKES
    PREGNANCY & BIRTH INJURIES
    MISDIAGNOSIS
    FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE
    PRESCRIPTION ERRORS
    FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CANCER
    NURSING HOME NEGLECT
    NURSING HOME ABUSE
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