General Motors Co. said Sept. 4 it will not allow fleet purchasers to skip buying side airbags on 2010 models, Detroit News reported.

The automaker previously allowed fleet buyers to save $145 per vehicle by opting out of buying side airbags on tens of thousands of 2006-09 models that were typically billed as having "standard side airbags."

Brian Latouf, director of GM's Global Structure & Safety Integration Center, said the company wouldn't allow the airbags to be deleted from the list of features available when they are bought by fleet buyers, Detroit News reported.

Click here for information on GM's safety features for fleets.

Originally posted on Auto Rental News

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