Some of the biggest car rental companies have agreed to stop leasing vehicles that under safety recalls. The companies involved in the agreement include Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Dollar Thrifty and National.

According to the Associated Press, this agreement will increase a legislative bill’s chances of passing through Congress when it is voted on in the upcoming session.

Advocates have been pressing for legislation regarding the leasing of recalled cars for some time. Currently, there is now law that prohibits rental companies from leasing vehicles under safety recalls.

An official announcement will be made today in Washington D.C. with the family members of two women who were killed in 2004 when their recalled rental car caught fire.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective car, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact the product liability lawyers at The Eichholz Law Firm to explore your legal options.

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