A rental car technical service bulletin should be responded to immediately. Even if the issue does not seem that serious, it’s best to have your vehicle inspected to insure your safety. Rental agencies usually respond promptly as they have insurance and liability issues to consider. Because rental agencies cannot predict when or if something will go wrong in their particular vehicles, it’s better to err on the side of caution.
While technical service bulletins may seem like an every day issue to a rental agency, or anyone who deals in cars, each one should be taken seriously. The smallest faulty car part can be the source of a technical issue, but it’s that same part that can either save or take a life. Fortunately for consumers, rental cars are required to be recall free, meaning your safety should never be compromised when driving a rental car.
While a rental car is a common source or indicator of the need to recall or release a technical service bulletin it’s not the only source. If you are driving a car, rental or not, and you have issues that are related to the proper functioning or design of the car you should contact the manufacturer or the NHTSA for recall information.