It is also a good idea to check for technical service bulletins when you rent a car. If your rental agency refuses to replace the car, look into renting from another company. While this may cost you more money, your safety is worth the investment. File a complaint against the rental agency, if you feel the response was untimely, inappropriate or inadequate. Your safety and the safety of all who rent vehicles are on the line if you run across a rental agency that does not comply with technical service bulletin instructions.
While it’s not common for a car rental agency to miss out on a recall or technical service bulletin, mistakes do happen. So, if you find that the vehicle you are renting requires some service don’t delay in contacting your rental agency for a replacement vehicle until the current one can be made as good as new.
Technical service bulletins are issued with good reason. The system can only be effective when each person responds and acts appropriately. Do not be the weakest link in this valuable information relay system – your safety may depend on your proactive response.