Center for Auto Safety Statement on DOT Inspector General Report: NHTSA is Failing on Recall Oversight

The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s report confirms the Center for Auto Safety’s long-held concerns that NHTSA is failing the American public by taking a hands-off approach to recall oversight. The agency’s records indicate sloppy and incomplete documentation of manufacturer recalls, and it is well documented

Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators Washington, D.C.—The Center for Auto Safety has submitted a letter to NHTSA in response to General Motors’ (GM) recent

On Second Anniversary of NHTSA Investigation into Carbon Monoxide Leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers Center for Auto Safety Renews Call for Ford Recall Based on Consumer Complaints the Ford “Fix” Does Not Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org On Second Anniversary of NHTSA Investigation into Carbon Monoxide Leaks in 2011-2017 Ford Explorers Center for Auto Safety Renews Call for Ford Recall Based on Consumer Complaints the Ford “Fix” Does Not Work Washington, D.C.—Today, on the sec

Center for Auto Safety Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Innovation and Infrastructure Hearing

On June 12, 2018, the Center for Auto Safety submitted a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in advance of that committee’s hearing on Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges. Click here to view the letter

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Growing concern over fire risk involving Kia vehicles

“Sadly, bring a fire extinguisher in your car. If you smell something burning, it’s probably your car.” —Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety Click here to view the full clip from NBC News. 

Audit faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflators

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, said the report confirms “long-held concerns that NHTSA is failing the American public by taking a hands-off approach to recall oversight. The agency’s records indicate sloppy and incomplete documentation of manufacturer recalls, and it is well documented NHTSA does not enf

Ford’s Takata Airbag Settlement Promises Relief for Consumers

Ford’s class-action settlement agreement over Takata airbags promises to give consumers some relief as the massive recalls—affecting 37 million vehicles and 50 million airbags—drag into the fourth year. It’s the seventh such deal cut by the class-action attorneys handling claims against the 19 car companies involved in the largest and most

AVs Don’t Need to Be Regulated Yet, Car Safety Chief Says

The US federal government doesn’t need to impose autonomous vehicle regulations yet and continues to take a voluntary approach to their safety, the Transportation Department’s ranking safety official says. “A need to regulate has not yet been demonstrated with these nascent technologies,” because connected and autonomous veh

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