Books & Reports

 

Sudden Acceleration
You get in your car, turn on the engine put it into gear, and suddenly, without warning, the car takes off at full throttle and you crash. This book, "Sudden Acceleration," tells you about this serious defect, how the auto companies covered up what they knew and how the government failed to find this defect in repeated investigations. (2003) $25.00

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The Car Book 2014
Foreword by Clarence Ditlow
2014 Car Book "Best Bets"
The updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2014 model -- car, van, truck or SUV. The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $29.00 (Canada & Overseas: $39.00)

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The Car Book 2013
Foreword by Clarence Ditlow
2013 Car Book "Best Bets"
The updated and expanded guide to buying a new 2013 model -- car, van, truck or SUV. The Car Book presents the latest safety ratings, dealer prices, fuel economy, insurance premiums, maintenance costs, tires, as well as a chart of state lemon laws. $28.00 (Canada & Overseas: $38.00)

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The Lemon Book
by Ralph Nader and Clarence Ditlow. This A to Z handbook for auto owners and buyers tells you how to avoid getting ripped off when buying a car and gives advice on what to do if you wind up with a lemon in spite of all precautions. (1990) $20.

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Little Secrets of the Auto Industry
by Clarence Ditlow and Ray Gold. This book gives the inside story on "secret warranties" and tells consumers step by step how to protect themselves. Learn how the auto industry secures profits at your expense. (1994) $20.

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The Lemon Times is a quarterly newsletter for CAS members highlighting consumer actions and findings of CAS. The Times alerts members to secret warranties, recalls, safety defects and includes advice on airbag safety, salvage cars sold as new, lemon laws and much, much more. $20 for US members and $25 outside the US. For recent sample articles, click here. Acrobat Reader users click herefor a full issue sample.

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An introduction to CAS' Safety Research Library

CAS' Safety Research Library compiles in-depth reports on the following vehicle safety topics. Report indices are provided below in PDF format. If you do not have a PDF viewer, click here.

Airbag Defects & Safety
Airbags & Crashworthiness
All Terrain Vehicles
Automatic Seat Belt Failure
Ford Park-To-Reverse
GM X-Car Rear Brake Lockup
Light Truck/Van Crashworthiness
Post-Collision Fuel Fed Fires
Side Impact Protection
Seat Belts & Crashworthiness
Utility Vehicle Rollover
Ford Bronco II Rollover
Suzuki Samurai Rollover
Jeep CJ Rollover
GM Sudden Acceleration
Ford Sudden Acceleration
VW/Audi Sudden Acceleration
European Sudden Acceleration
Japanese Sudden Accleration
Chrysler/Jeep Sudden Acceleration

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