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Rentals missing 'standard' safety equipment
For three years, Enterprise car-rental has ordered new vehicles, including Chevrolet Cobalt & HHR, Buick LaCrosse, and mostly Chevrolet Impalas, deleting the side curtain airbags that otherwise came standard.
As the cars were 'retired' and sold off, many of the cars were misrepresented to buyers as being equipped with the standard safety equipment which was never installed. Without the side airbags, these vehicles do not provide the level of safety protection they were advertised as providing.
Enterprise has offered plaintiffs $100 vouchers and yellow stickers which read 'NO SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS'. No word on why Enterprise did not simply place the yellow warning stickers on the sub-standard vehicles prior to offering them For Sale.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/11/2216137/settlement-nears-over-missing.html