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

CAS Statement on DOT Voluntary Automatic Emergency Braking Press Release

Center for Auto Safety statement on DOT press release on voluntary industry agreement to equip new passenger vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) by 2022: For years the Center for Auto Safety has been calling for all new vehicles to be required to have Automatic Emergency Braking. Today, DOT Secretary Chao gave herself a pat on the back

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GM poised to deliver far-off future — next year

DETROIT — General Motors is on the cusp of delivering a transportation future that many of its competitors are only beginning to envision. The automaker on Friday announced plans to launch public ride-hailing services with autonomous vehicles that don’t have manual controls such as steering wheels and pedals. The proposed starting date: n

FCA Recalls 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans for Stalling Fix

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 162,000 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to fix a software flaw that might cause engines to stall. One accident was potentially related to the problem, FCA said in a statement on Friday. The automaker said it had determined that under a rare set of circumstances, the engine control module might incorrectly ass

Chrysler Pacifica Minivans in Recall Over Engine Stalling

After scores of owners filed safety complaints or shared concerns through social media, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Friday that it was recalling nearly 154,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to fix an issue that has caused some to stall suddenly while being driven. The company discovered that under rare conditions the minivan’s engine control mo

Chrysler recalls 160,000 Pacifica minivans over engine stall fears

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall. The recall covers certain Chrysler Pacifica vans from the 2017 model year with gasoline engines. The company says under rare conditions, the engine control computer can incorrectly determine the operating status and c

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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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