Center for Auto Safety Opposes DOT Efforts to Weaken Vehicle Safety Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments On Regulatory Review to the Department of Transportation Washington, D.C.— The Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”), the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consumers a voi

Center for Auto Safety Calls on Chrysler to Recall 150,000 Pacifica Minivans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls on Chrysler to Recall 150,000 Pacifica Minivans; Petition Calls for NHTSA Investigation Into Repeated Stalling Incidents Washington D.C. – The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit

Remembering Clarence M. Ditlow III: The nightmare of the misbehaving auto industry and the dream of safety-conscious motorists

Today, November 10, 2017, is the one-year anniversary of the passing of Clarence Ditlow, a singular figure in auto safety and consumer protection, and the heart and soul of the Center for Auto Safety for 40 years. “From the beginning, Clarence was a skilled advocate,” said Joan Claybrook, a former Administrator of NHTSA, who hired Clarence to w

Center for Auto Safety Provides Testimony Calling on NHTSA To Make Safety Mandatory in Regulating Autonomous Vehicles

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Provides Testimony Calling on NHTSA To Make Safety Mandatory in Regulating Autonomous Vehicles Washington D.C. – The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing con

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On recalls, Honda goes the extra mile

WASHINGTON — It took a while for Honda Motor Co. to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but after it started issuing recalls, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs. The automaker has employed a series of innovative initiatives to locate the million

Proposed recall database would aid notifications

WASHINGTON — Two trade associations representing major automakers are working to develop a unified industry database that would make it easier for states and other entities to collaborate on recalls. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are negotiating a contract with an unidentified service provider t

Weaker Vehicle Safety Rules? Now Is Not the Time, Group Says

Moting an increase in U.S. traffic fatalities during the past two years, the Center for Auto Safety is calling on federal regulators not to soften or get rid of safety regulations now under review. In written comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Center for Auto Safety argued that “writing and enforcing mandator

Car safety group calls for investigation into top selling minivan

Several minivan have been reported to have shutdown while… Click here to watch the full interview on WSBTV-2 Atlanta: 

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Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to recall Explorers over Carbon Monoxide exposure inside over 1.3 million vehicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford to recall Explorers over Carbon Monoxide exposure inside over 1.3 million vehicles Washington D.C. – The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consume

Takata Update: Deadly Incidents Continue as Automakers Struggle to Meet Takata Recall Repair Deadlines

Despite fast-approaching government deadlines to replace deadly and defective Takata airbag inflators, automakers have yet to achieve acceptable recall completion rates.  The Center for Auto Safety recommends that all consumers check the NHTSA VIN Recall Lookup to determine whether their vehicle is subject to these recalls. RECENT NEWS Who Will Pa

Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; the Center Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect

June 20, 2016 Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; CAS Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was killed June 18 when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against his mailbox in a rollaway incident.  Yelchin’s death is

Volkswagen Emissions Defeat Devices Violate EPA Emissions Rules

September 21, 2015 VW is a recidivist emission control violator using defeat devices to turn off emission controls used only in emission testing.  Under former Administrator Bill Ruckelshaus, EPA warned VW in 1972 about defeat devices and then sued it in 1973 when VW failed to heed the warning. VW paid a $120,000 fine and promised to comply with

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