Press Releases

Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Responds to Flawed Supplement to GM’s Petition for Inconsequentiality Regarding Takata Airbag Inflators Washington, D.C.—The Center for Auto Safety has submitted a letter to NHTSA in response to General Motors’ (GM) recent submission of …

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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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CAS Statement on Takata Consent Decree and Fine

November 3, 2015 More Information: 202-328-7700 Takata Deserves Criminal Penalties The Takata air inflator is a great Japanese tragedy that has claimed lives throughout the world.  But for Honda and Takata misleading NHTSA in 2009 when the first known death occurred, ammonium nitrate could and should have been phased out …

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Takata Airbag Homepage

June 25, 2014 202-328-7700 NHTSA & Takata Strike Deadly Deal Behind Closed Doors To Limit Airbag Inflator Recall        “Sitting in air conditioned offices away from the sweltering humidity of Washington streets and away from the eyes of public scrutiny, NHTSA and Takata officials reached one of the strangest recall …

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Statement of CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow on GM President Alan Batey Apology Over Expanded Chevrolet Cobalt Recall

  Statement of CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow on GM President Alan Batey Apology Over Expanded Chevrolet Cobalt Recall     “It’s almost unprecedented for the head of an auto company in the US to make a public apology.  The last time it happened was when GM President James Roche apologized …

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Air bag recalls involve 1.3 million vehicles in U.S.

In one of the biggest auto-safety moves of the year, automakers on Thursday recalled more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S., part of 3 million worldwide for faulty air bags that could deploy and injure passengers. The recall urges owners of certain older Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, General Motors …

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Phony Airbags: What To Do If You Have Them On Your Car

As we mentioned yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an alert to U.S. car owners, warning them that their car could be carrying counterfeit airbags. Although NHTSA says that no deaths or injuries have been associated with the recently discovered glut of fake airbags, the devices have …

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