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Thereís been an on-and-off battle over recalled rental cars for quite some time, one which has been in and out of the new for at least the last few years. Basically, car rental companies havenít been doing their best when it comes to pulling recalled cars off the lot or sending them in for the necessary repairs. Obviously this isnít a good idea, and thatís especially the case when it results in injuries, accidents, or other bad stuff.
Obviously thereís certain rules and regulations that have to be followed, but the basic premise is that rental car companies need to yank recalled cars off their lots as soon as possible. The new legislation requires the companies to stop renting out vehicles no later than 24 hours after getting the official recall notice, but the time period stretches up to 48 hours if the recall affects more than 5,000 cars within their garage.