You're renting a safe vehicle from a reputable national company. But, wait a minute. Is the vehicle safe? According to the Detroit News June 12, 2012 - " 3 Major Rental Car Firms Refuse Pledge to Not Rent or Sell Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles". Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California, said only one of the four agreed to the pledge.
So "Renter Beware" !
Before renting a car, check out the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) , and the UPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) announcements regarding new Recalls and Alerts.
Some of the current recalls include:
Airbags - General Motors - 2013 Chevrolet Maibu - manufactured October 24, 2011 - March 31, 2012
Power Distribution Center - Chrysler - Dodge 300 and Chargers (2011 & 2012)
Electrical System - Chrysler 300 (2012)
"Go ahead and have a great trip, but remember, know what you're renting and be safe," says Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Ft. Myers, FL.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident due to a recalled vehicle, please contact us at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. specializing in personal injury and wrongful death.
Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.