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Rental car company told to fix recalled vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's largest rental car company is being pressed to fix vehicles under recall before renting them out.

Two consumer groups and a key lawmaker asked the Federal Trade Commission to direct Enterprise Holdings Inc. to change policies allowing vehicles under recall to remain in its rental fleet.

New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer asked the FTC to end the practice, threatening legislation if it didn't.

In August, two consumer groups petitioned the FTC to prevent Enterprise Holdings Inc., which operates Enterprise, National and Alamo, from renting recalled vehicles that have not been fixed.

Enterprise says it "parks" vehicles when recommended by manufacturers and grounded more than 30,000 vehicles in connection with the Toyota recalls.

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