KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis judge has approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Enterprise Rent-A-Car over vehicles lacking side airbags.
The deal came over the objections of angry car owners who say the $100 vouchers toward Enterprise rentals or car purchases don’t make up for the lost value of their cars.
Four law firms in the case will split $1.3 million, while owners of 131,000 former Enterprise vehicles will get the vouchers and a yellow sticker warning their cars don’t have side airbags.
Most of the affected cars are 2006-2008 Chevrolet Impalas in which the airbags weren’t installed upon request of the car rental company, even though they were standard safety features.
The Kansas City Star reported that dropping the option saved Enterprise $15 million over three years.
(Copyright: The Associated Press)