Chrysler recalls all 2017 Pacifica Minivans for stalling after petition by the Center for Auto Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Chrysler Recalls All 2017 Pacifica Minivans for Stalling After Petition by the Center for Auto Safety Washington, D.C.— Today, FCA US (Chrysler) announced a full recall of all 153,859 non-hybrid 2017 Pacifica Minivans in the United States due to

Center for Auto Safety calls for Renewed Oversight of Takata Recalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Following yesterday’s announcement of a tragic death in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia, the result of another defective Takata airbag inflator, the Center for Auto Safety calls on NHTSA to exercise its public safety authority and immediately reexa

Center for Auto Safety Challenges Goodyear Tire’s Confidentiality Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Challenges Goodyear Tire’s Confidentiality Claims Center Submits FOIA Request to Make Secret Documents Public Washington, D.C.—Today, the Center for Auto Safety submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Nation

CAS Statement on DOT Voluntary Automatic Emergency Braking Press Release

Center for Auto Safety statement on DOT press release on voluntary industry agreement to equip new passenger vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) by 2022: For years the Center for Auto Safety has been calling for all new vehicles to be required to have Automatic Emergency Braking. Today, DOT Secretary Chao gave herself a pat on the back

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Group wants records opened on Goodyear tire-linked deaths

The Center for Auto Safety is asking federal regulators to open up secret files on a Goodyear tire that has been linked to hundreds of highway accidents involving motor homes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a review of the so-called G159 tire based on complaints indicating a safety defect may have led to accidents that l

Goodyear Treading Hot Water Over RV Tire Probe Lawsuit

Tire manufacturer Goodyear is in hot water in the wake of an investigation launched by federal safety officials on allegations that some older Goodyear motorhome tires are susceptible to fail and cause deadly crashes. The probe is being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which started its investigation after a court o

Consumer Group: Goodyear Keeping Data on Deadly Tires Under Wraps

The Center for Auto Safety is calling on federal safety officials to release information related to a potentially deadly defect involving tens of thousands of Goodyear tires used on motorhomes. The Freedom of Information Act request to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes a week after the agency opened an investigation into RV

Tennessee law fuels used-car recall fight

Proponents of a new Tennessee law regulating sales of recalled vehicles call it a step forward in closing what some call the used-car loophole. Consumer and safety groups call it a sham that’s written not to protect consumers from dangerous cars, but to shield dealers from lawsuits. At issue is whether disclosure of an open recall offers the

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Center for Auto Safety Opposes DOT Efforts to Weaken Vehicle Safety Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments On Regulatory Review to the Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.— The Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”), the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consumers a voi

Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to recall Explorers over Carbon Monoxide exposure inside over 1.3 million vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to recall Explorers over Carbon Monoxide exposure inside over 1.3 million vehicles Washington D.C. – The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consume

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 Ford urges

Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; the Center Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect

June 20, 2016 Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; CAS Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was killed June 18 when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against his mailbox in a rollaway incident.  Yelchin’s death is

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