Auto Defects

Auto Safety / Consumer Organizations Sue Federal Trade Commission Over Decision Allowing General Motors and Car Dealerships to Engage in False Advertising of Unrepaired Recalled “Certified” Used Cars

NEWS for immediate release: February 6, 2017 .PDF of Release Contacts: Rosemary Shahan, CARS, 530-759-9440 Michael Brooks, CAS, 202-328-7700 x 113 Auto Safety / Consumer Organizations Sue Federal Trade Commission, Over Decision Allowing General Motors and Car Dealerships to Engage in False Advertising of Unrepaired Recalled “Certified” Used Cars             …

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Center for Auto Safety Names Acting Director

November 30, 2016 Michael Brooks, long-time staff attorney at the Center for Auto Safety, has been appointed by the Board of Directors as the Center’s Acting Director. The Board acted in light of the death on November 10 of the Center’s Executive Director, Clarence Ditlow, a legendary force in auto …

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Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition

For Immediate Release: Nov. 30, 2016 Contact: Harvey Rosenfield, harvey@consumerwatchdog.org, (310) 392-0072 Adina Rosenbaum, arosenbaum@citizen.org, (202) 588-7720 David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition Agency Response to Request for Rules Requiring New Technologies Is Six Months Overdue WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three of …

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Markey, Blumenthal, DeGette to NHTSA: Update 50-Year-Old Seatback Safety Standard to Prevent Fatal Collapse, Investigate Automaker Compliance with Reporting Requirements

Lawmakers disappointed with automakers’ failure to prevent seatback collapse, notify federal government when death and injuries occur Washington (November 22, 2016) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) today sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urging an …

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Tributes to CAS Executive Director Clarence M. Ditlow, III

The Guardian Angel for America’s Motorist – Ralph Nader Clarence Ditlow, a Passionate Advocate for Car Safety, Dies – Consumer Reports Clarence Ditlow, crusading consumer advocate for auto safety, dies at 72 – Washington Post Consumers and Environment Lose a Dauntless Champion, Clarence Ditlow III – US PIRG Clarence M. …

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ARC Airbag Inflator Ruptures

NHTSA General Order – 10/5/16 NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation Response to ARC – 10/4/16 EA16-003 Information Request to ARC – 8/9/16 EA16-003 Opening Resume – 8/4/16 NEWS Gov’t: U.S. air bag parts maker ARC Automotive is stonewalling probe of death – 10/12/16  

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CAS Analysis Shows Tesla (Joshua Brown) & Jeep Shifter (Anton Yelchin) Deaths Lie at NHTSA’s Feet

CAS Analysis Shows Tesla (Joshua Brown) & Jeep Shifter (Anton Yelchin) Deaths Lie at NHTSA’s Feet July 15, 2016 The tragic deaths of Anton Yelchin and Joshua Brown due to faulty electronics must be placed squarely at NHTSA’s feet.  In its zeal to advance vehicle electronics, NHTSA has forgotten it …

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