Center for Auto Safety Opposes Heidi King Nomination as NHTSA Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2018 Contact: Michael Brooks, mbrooks@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700   Last week, prior to her May 16 confirmation hearing, the Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee regarding serious concerns about Heidi King’s nomination to be the Administrator of the National Highway Traffi

Center for Auto Safety Submits Letter of Concern Regarding Deputy Administrator Heidi King’s Nomination for NHTSA Administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700   There are few products that impact as many Americans as automobiles. Today, the Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee expressing our significant concerns regarding Deputy Administrator Heidi King’s safety record during her time at

Center for Auto Safety Formally Objects to GM Petition to Avoid Takata Airbag Inflator Recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY, MAY 10 Contact: Michael Brooks, 202-328-7700 mbrooks@autosafety.org             Center for Auto Safety Formally Objects to GM Petition to Avoid Takata Airbag Inflator Recall Washington, D.C. — The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s premier independent non-profit consum

The Center for Auto Safety Welcomes Chief Engineer Fred Perkins

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, ggarver@autosafety.org   The Center for Auto Safety Welcomes Chief Engineer Fred Perkins Center for Auto Safety is delighted to announce Fred Perkins—an expert with more than 30 years of engineering experience—as Chief Engineer. In this role, Fred will be providing

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In ‘service campaigns,’ car companies allegedly downplay defects linked to poisoning, crashes, and fires

by Amy Martin ConsumerAffairs.com May 17, 2015 When a driver in southern California noticed that his three-year-old Prius was losing power as he cruised down the Interstate 5 highway, with warning lights illuminating on the dashboard and his gas pedal suddenly failing, he knew his only hope to avoid a crash was to pull off to the shoulder. But the

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Electric-Car Era Threatens Firefighters With New Road Risks

By Alan Levin May 15, 2018 Firefighters doused the blazing Tesla Inc. Model X’s battery pack, and then company engineers removed about one-quarter of its power cells before the vehicle was deemed safe to tow off of a California freeway. That didn’t prevent the powerful and highly flammable lithium-ion battery cells from reigniting. The car caug

Open Recall: How Safe is Your Ride?

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