Action Alerts

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 voice for auto safety, quality, and fuel …

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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 consumers a voice for …

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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 …

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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 …

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Volkswagen Emissions Defeat Devices Violate EPA Emissions Rules

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 the Clean Air Act in the future.  So much for promises to obey the law.  The only way to change auto company behavior is to put the responsible executives in jail. 

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The Center Calls for NHTSA Investigation of Chrysler Totally Integrated Power Modules (TIPM)

CAS SEEKS NHTSA DEFECT INVESTIGATION OF MILLIONS OF 2007-14 CHRYSLER SUVs, TRUCKS & VANS WITH TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULES (TIPMs) The Center for Auto Safety today filed a petition for a defect investigation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), requesting the agency open a formal investigation into safety-related issues associated with Chrysler's Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM).

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