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Safety Recalls Don't Keep Used Cars Off The Road

Car companies that have recalled vehicles, like GM, aren't required to repair cars that are resold, even if they fall under a recall. The same applies to rental cars. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Car companies that have recalled vehicles, like GM, aren't required to repair cars that are resold, even if they fall under a recall. The same applies to rental cars. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Last year, carmakers recalled nearly 22 million cars and trucks — the most in almost a decade. But if those vehicles are resold, car dealers and rental companies aren’t required to fix them.

Safety advocates are supporting bills calling for mandatory rentals. There are two bills pending in Congress.

Paul Eisenstein of the car news website The Detroit Bureau talks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about why at least one of these bills is idling.

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