Center for Auto Safety joins consumer organizations in calling on the Senate to protect consumer privacy and legal rights in AV START

December 7, 2018 Dear Senator, As consumer protection and privacy rights organizations, representing millions of members and supporters, we are writing to express serious concern with how the AV Start Act, S 1885, could affect consumer privacy. Some of us also have concerns with other elements of the bill, but we are united in asking that the Congr

Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance

December 4, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700  Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance —Calls For Safety Requirements Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments t

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill Driverless vehicles, we are told, are going to change everything about cars and transportation, but when it comes to driverless car policies, it is business as usual in Washington with back room deals being cut to get a bad bi

Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing.

Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing on November 14 regarding hundreds unexplained vehicle fires: “Until Hyundai and Kia are willing to take responsibility for the 3 million vehicles on the road that could burst into flames at any minute—with no apparent warn

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A Little-Known Tactic Can Make the U.S. Investigate Your Car-Safety Problem

That so many of the petitions in the last decade were dismissed is not a surprise to Jason Levine, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. What seems to work best is a defect petition “in combination with consumer awareness, media attention and other mechanisms to sort of raise the temperature,” said Mr. Levine, who has been wagin

A Lawyer’s Battle to Puncture Secrecy and Legal Misconduct by Goodyear

The director of the Center for Auto Safety, Jason Levine, said that while only somewhat more than 40,000 of the tires were distributed for use on motor homes between 1996 and 2003, Goodyear has acknowledged that more than 3,000 had problems. Most were handled through warranty adjustments, but there were also hundreds of property damage claims and t

Questions after fires in Kia & Hyundai vehicles: Sorentos, Optimas, Santa Fes and Sonatas

“What we started seeing here is a pattern, which is unusual, that no crash was involved and there were a lot of them happening in the two manufacturer’s models — Hyundai and Kias,” Jason Levine said. He said the problem is so extreme the government should force a massive recall of 3 million cars. So far, the National Highway Traffic

Car engines going up in flames across the country

Jason Levine, the Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, said the companies need to take appropriate action too. “[We’ve gotten a] lot of reports of people saying they don’t feel like they’re being taken seriously,” he said. “I would also point to the fact that they’ve not gone ahead and issued a

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