U-Haul Nixes Rentals to Ford Explorer Drivers

Trailer rental firm concerned over product liability and safety issues.

Published: 08-Jan-2004

DETROIT -- U-Haul is forbidding its stores from renting trailers to customers driving Ford Explorers, citing product liability lawsuits involving the popular sport utility vehicle, a newspaper reported.

U-Haul International Inc., North America's largest trailer rental company with more than 17,000 outlets, implemented the policy Dec. 22, saying it can no longer afford to defend the lawsuits, The Detroit News reported in Thursday editions.

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