Auto Defects

CAS and KidsAndCars.org Sue DOT/NHTSA to Force Action on Rear Seat Belt Reminder Rule

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 16, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, Janette@KidsAndCars.org, (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, Amber@KidsAndCars.org, (913) 732-2792 Center for Auto Safety: Jason Levine, JLevine@AutoSafety.org, (202) 328-7700 KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety  Sue Department of Transportation to Issue Overdue Rule on Rear Safety Belt Reminders  Washington, …

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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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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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