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Dealers want out of recall repairs

Cars would need fix before sale or rental

9:47 PM, Jan. 18, 2013
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Car dealers and small rental-car companies want to be able to sell, lend or rent cars that have been recalled for a variety of defects before they're fixed, and they're working behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to make sure they can.

Major rental-car companies agreed last year not to do that. But lawmakers want everyone on board. Legislation to block all rental-car companies from lending out recalled vehicles before repairs are made will be reintroduced soon in the new Congress, said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., the bill's co-sponsor.

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