Report: Uber knew about faulty cars, but rented them to drivers anyway


Uber allegedgly knew about a recall for cars leased out to drivers in Singapore but didn’t deal with the problem until one of the cars caught fire, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed internal Uber emails that showed that Uber knew that Honda had recalled the Vezel SUV in April 2016 for a defective electrical component. Despite the recall, the company went ahead and bought 1,000 of the SUVs and rented them out.

Then, a driver’s car — a Vezel — burst into flames in January, melting part of interior of the car and cracking the windshield, according to the WSJ. The driver escape uninjured. Read more…

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