Center for Auto Safety Calls on Ford CEO Hackett to Recall 1.3 Million Ford Explorers for Carbon Monoxide Leaks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls on Ford CEO Hackett to Recall 1.3 Million Ford Explorers for Carbon Monoxide Leaks – Complaints are up 900% Washington, D.C.—Today, in a letter to Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Hackett, the Center for Auto Safety renew

Chrysler recalls all 2017 Pacifica Minivans for stalling after petition by the Center for Auto Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Chrysler Recalls All 2017 Pacifica Minivans for Stalling After Petition by the Center for Auto Safety Washington, D.C.— Today, FCA US (Chrysler) announced a full recall of all 153,859 non-hybrid 2017 Pacifica Minivans in the United States due to

Center for Auto Safety calls for Renewed Oversight of Takata Recalls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Following yesterday’s announcement of a tragic death in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia, the result of another defective Takata airbag inflator, the Center for Auto Safety calls on NHTSA to exercise its public safety authority and immediately reexa

Center for Auto Safety Challenges Goodyear Tire’s Confidentiality Claims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Challenges Goodyear Tire’s Confidentiality Claims Center Submits FOIA Request to Make Secret Documents Public Washington, D.C.—Today, the Center for Auto Safety submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Nation

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Sunroofs Are Growing in Size and Popularity. Rules Haven’t Kept Up.

After 18-year-old Liza Hankins was thrown through the closed sunroof of her sport-utility vehicle during a crash and paralyzed, her family sued the truck’s maker, claiming it had failed to live up to its safety responsibilities. The carmaker, Ford, won the case after it pointed out that no government regulations required a sunroof — even a clos

How Goodyear Hid Evidence Of ‘The Worst Tire Made In History’ Linked To At Least 9 Deaths

In October 2003, Billy Wayne Woods and his family packed into a luxury $181,000 motorhome for a fun getaway to Florida. Call it a textbook American vacation: their destination was Disney World, and with his wife, Shirley, his son and daughter-in law and two grandchildren in tow, the trip would surely be one to remember. But on the return home for t

Feds investigate Ford Explorer SUV after owners say it’s making them sick

Ford is dismissing the need to recall its Ford Explorer SUV despite a growing number of drivers who have reported incidents of dizziness, nausea and vomiting to federal regulators, who are conducting an active investigation into the complaints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Tuesday its investigation into Ford Explore

NHTSA Urged to Reconsider Extensions for Takata Repairs

The recently reported death involving a Takata airbag in a Ford Ranger in West Virginia should prompt a federal review of extensions granted to manufacturers in recalling millions of vehicles equipped with the defective product, a consumer advocacy group says. The Center for Auto Safety wants the National Highway Transportation Safety Administratio

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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 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 Ford urges

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

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