Center Calls on NHTSA to Require Longer Record Keeping of Safety Defect Information by Manufacturers

For decades the Center for Auto Safety has argued current requirements which require manufacturers only retain records related to safety defects for five years is woefully inadequate and outdated. NHTSA has proposed to extend the record retention period for 10 years – the minimum required by Congress. What’s more, even this weak proposal is thr

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20

For Immediate Release June 19, 2019 Contact: Jason Levine, jlevine@autosafety.org or 202-328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding NHTSA Oversight Hearings on June 19 and 20 Senate and House Committees Call Deputy Administrator King to Testify The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that pedestrian, b

Center for Auto Safety Testifies Before Congress on Safety Technology

May 23, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Jason Levine, JLevine@autosafety.org or phone at 202-328-7700. CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEED FOR MANDATORY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS TO PROMOTE AUTO SAFETY TECHNOLOGY   On behalf of the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”), Executive Director

Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Reject GM and Nuro Exemptions from Federal Safety Standards

May 20, 2019 For Immediate Release Contact: Michael Brooks, mbrooks@autosafety.org,  202-328-7700. CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY CALLS ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION TO REJECT REQUESTS BY GENERAL MOTORS AND NURO TO BE EXEMPTED FROM FEDERAL SAFETY RULES IN ORDER TO DEPLOY UNPROVEN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY Today, the Center for

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Ford secretly tells dealers: Fix faulty Focus, Fiesta transmissions until July 19

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, responded to quiet release of the repair directive by saying, “By failing to widely publicize that there are repairs available free of charge to many owners of their faulty vehicles, Ford is repeating a longstanding auto industry practice of providing repairs to consumers only wh

Mass. ‘Literally Wasn’t Opening The Mail’: How The RMV Process Is Supposed To Work

What is particularly shocking, in this instance, is that Massachusetts literally wasn’t opening the mail, and is the only state in the union that has not agreed to join in either the driver’s license compact, or have a regular system for sharing this information with those other few states that have chosen not to participate in the driv

First Shift: NHTSA urged to force automakers to keep safety data for 20 years

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Senators want probe of faulty Ford transmissions

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit that advocates for auto safety regulations, applauded the senators for calling for an investigation. “Now it’s time for NHTSA, the SEC and the FTC to open investigations and get to the bottom of what’s going on here,” he said. Washington — Two U.S. senator

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