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which require manufacturers only retain records related to safety defects for five years is woefully inadequate and outdated.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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NHTSA pressed to force automakers to keep safety records even longer

“For decades, we’ve been arguing that the previous requirement was obviously totally unacceptable in terms of when they are made to when they have issues,” Jason Levine, the center’s executive director, told Automotive News on Tuesday. “Even their active investigations, almost half of those would not be required, even

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

RMV suspends hundreds more Mass. licenses amid internal review

“It is hard to imagine a more egregious example of the RMV being derelict in their duty than not even being able to open the mail,” said Jason K. Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit, Washington, D.C.-based consumer safety group. “Whether due to incompetence or malfeasance these failures have cost lives. To pr

Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway

“Four thousand complaints would certainly get our attention. That’s too many to ignore,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a consumer advocacy group. “Incidents involving an inability to accelerate suggests that the threat is not just to owners of these vehicles but others on the road. It suggests a callou

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