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Rental-car recall bill passed in Assembly

When you rent a car, how do you know if safety recalls have been taken care of?

April 28, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The California Assembly approved the country's first state law Thursday to force rental car companies to pull vehicles off the road after a safety recall.

It was introduced after two young women in a recalled rental car died in a fiery crash in 2004.

Officials say the rental company had been made aware of a safety defect in that particular vehicle more than a month before the fatal accident.

The bill is now headed to the senate.