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General Motors backs proposal banning rental of recalled cars.

GM endorsed the bill after language was inserted clarifying automakers couldn’t be charged by rental-car companies for lost use if rentals were grounded while they were being repaired.
By MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer Published: July 17, 2014
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General Motors Co. is the first big automaker to support legislation barring rental-car companies from renting or selling vehicles subject to a recall.

GM’s support was announced Wednesday by bill author Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. GM endorsed the bill after language was inserted clarifying automakers couldn’t be charged by rental-car companies for lost use if rentals were grounded while they were being repaired, Schumer said in a news release.

Under the bipartisan legislation, defects in cars under recall would have to be repaired before being rented or sold. It is supported by major rental car companies and consumer groups.

Associated Press