“I am very grateful that the AAA has endorsed my legislation to ensure that rental car companies never sell or lease an unsafe vehicle,” Boxer said in a statement Thursday. “AAA is a leading authority on car safety issues, so its support means a lot as we move towards consideration of this legislation.”
In the letter, AAA said it hopes S. 3502 becomes law because it seems like a commonsense solution.
The bill would prohibit all rental car companies from renting or selling vehicles under safety recall.
Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinIntel leaders push controversial encryption draft Democrats block energy spending bill over Iran amendment Durbin: Iran amendment could kill energy bill MORE (D-Calif.) is co-sponsoring the bill, and Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced a companion measure, H.R. 6094, in the House.
The bill was named after Raechel and Jacqueline Houck, sisters from California who were killed in 2004 after renting a car that had been recalled for a defective power steering hose that was prone to catching fire. The defect caused the car to catch fire and crash head-on into a tractor-trailer, killing both women.