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August, 2017

  • 16 August

    CAS and KidsAndCars.org Sue DOT/NHTSA to Force Action on Rear Seat Belt Reminder Rule

       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 16, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, Janette@KidsAndCars.org, (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, Amber@KidsAndCars.org, (913) 732-2792 Center for Auto Safety: Jason Levine, JLevine@AutoSafety.org, (202) 328-7700 KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety  Sue Department of Transportation to Issue Overdue Rule on Rear Safety Belt Reminders  Washington, …

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  • 15 August

    At Center for Auto Safety, a New Leader for a New Era

    Since 1970 the tiny Center for Auto Safety has wielded enormous influence through its campaigns to recall vehicles for safety-related defects and to push states to enact consumer protections such as lemon laws. But consumer advocates say the Washington, D.C.,-based nonprofit is entering a new and perhaps more challenging environment under the …

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  • 15 August

    Center for Auto Safety Names Jason K. Levine Executive Director

    August 15, 2017 Contact: Michael Brooks, (202) 328-7700 Ext. 113 Center for Auto Safety Names Jason K. Levine Executive Director Washington D.C. – The Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading independent non-profit organization providing consumers a voice for auto safety, quality, and fuel economy, announced the appointment today of …

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  • 11 August

    The Car Book 2017

      The 2017 Car Book is better than ever – and it’s loaded with all the latest information for you about … …crash tests, …rollover ratings …maintenance costs, …fuel economy, insurance costs, and …lemon ratings & reliability by make and model. … insights on the best new electronic safety features …

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  • 7 August

    General Motors Recalls 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Trucks Worldwide Over Power Steering Defect

    General Motors has issued a recall order for about 800,000 units of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, as the pickup trucks have a potential issue with their power steering systems. General Motors has not had a good year so far, and this vehicle recall continues the automobile manufacturer’s bad …

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  • 4 August

    VW executive pleads guilty in emissions scandal

    A German Volkswagen executive pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and fraud charges in Detroit in a scheme to cheat emission rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles. Shackled at the wrists and ankles and wearing red prison garb, Oliver Schmidt appeared before U.S. District Judge Sean Cox as part of the …

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  • 4 August

    Self-Driving Cars are Confusing Drivers – and Spooking Insurers

    The great promise of autonomous vehicles, aside from saving you from the tyranny of commuting, is their ability to save lives by replacing stupid humans with intelligent computers. But these cars, at least in the short-term, could make driving riskier because people don’t yet understand the technology or just how it works. …

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  • 3 August

    Unbelted Rider in the Back Could Kill Someone in the Front

    by Cheryl Jensen FairWarning.org People who don’t buckle up when they ride in the rear seat because they think it’s safer back there are wrong. Instead, they pose a serious danger to themselves and those riding up front, according to a new study and crash test video by the Insurance Institute for …

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  • 3 August

    Rolling back rules could backfire on automakers

    by Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang, Safe Climate Campaign U.S. automakers are lobbying President Donald Trump and Congress to roll back rules that cut auto pollution and deliver better gas mileage, putting short-term profits ahead of long-term competitive interests. They’ve driven their gas hogs down this pot-holed road before. It …

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  • 1 August

    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 …

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  • 1 August

    HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2017 Contact:  Amber Andreasen, 913-205-6973, Amber@KidsAndCars.org Advocates: Allison Kennedy, 202-408-1711, akennedy@saferoads.org HOT CARS Act of 2017 Introduced Today in the U.S. Senate to Prevent Child Heatstroke Deaths in Cars   Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day – Safety Groups and Parents Call for Congress to Prevent these …

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July, 2017

May, 2017

  • 19 May

    $553 Million Accord for U.S. Drivers Over Takata Airbags

    The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata airbags moved a step closer to resolution on Thursday when four automakers agreed to compensate owners of recalled cars. Under a proposed settlement in a class-action case, Toyota, BMW, Subaru and Mazda are set to pay a total of $553 million …

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April, 2017

  • 25 April

    Check for Recalls Before You Buy a Used Car

    By Consumer Reports April 21, 2017 On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced settlements with 104 car dealerships that sold vehicles with unresolved safety recalls without informing the buyers. The settlements allow dealers to continue to market and sell used cars with open safety recalls as long as …

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  • 6 April

    NHTSA reviews Ford recall of cars prone to overheating, fires

    The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and catch fire after the company proposed a remedy that doesn’t fix the coolant problem. Ford notified the agency about the …

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