If you have to rent a car or want to buy a used vehicle... How safe is it?
FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper with our weekly look at the industry in FOX Wheels:
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Chris Basso with carfax.com says only about 70% of recalled cars actually get fixed. Those not repaired...
(Basso) "Last year three-and-a-half million of them were online for sale nationwide."
Basso says there are no laws requiring sellers to disclose or fix an open recall.
While questioning GM CEO Mary Barra about her companies' huge ignition switch recall and loaner offer, Senator Barbara Boxer of California expressed concern about recalls ending up as rentals...
(Boxer) "Are you aware that recalled cars can be rented or loaned?"
(Barra) "I know that..."
(Boxer) "So, you can an owner of one of these cars to a rental place and they could get a defective car. Are you aware of that?"
(Barra) "For this specific issue one of the first things we did is made sure that the rental agencies..."
(Boxer) "I'm not asking you that. I'm asking you, do you support a law that would say if a car is recalled it cannot be leased or loaned?"
Barra says she hasn't read the bill.
Consumer advocates recommend checking safercar.gov to find recall info.
With FOX Wheels, I'm Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.
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