Michael Brooks

VW executive pleads guilty in emissions scandal

A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing red prison garb, Oliver Schmidt appeared before U.S. District Judge Sean Cox as part of the …

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Takata Update: Deadly Incidents Continue as Automakers Struggle to Meet Takata Recall Repair Deadlines

Despite fast-approaching government deadlines to replace deadly and defective Takata airbag inflators, automakers have yet to achieve acceptable recall completion rates.  The Center for Auto Safety recommends that all consumers check the NHTSA VIN Recall Lookup to determine whether their vehicle is subject to these recalls. RECENT NEWS Who Will …

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HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017 Contact:  Amber Andreasen, 913-205-6973, Amber@KidsAndCars.org Advocates: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars   Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day – Safety Groups and Parents Call for Congress to Prevent these …

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Check for Recalls Before You Buy a Used Car

By Consumer Reports April 21, 2017 On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements with 104 car dealerships that sold vehicles with unresolved safety recalls without informing the buyers. The settlements allow dealers to continue to market and sell used cars with open safety recalls as long as …

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CAS, CARS, and USPIRG File U.S. District Court Complaint Challenging FTC Consent Orders on Certified Used Vehicles with Open Recalls

March 24, 2017 The Center for Auto Safety, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, and United States Public Interest Research Group today filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the FTC Consent Orders that that permit dealers of “Certified Pre-Owned” vehicles to …

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