Auto Defects

The Car Book Blog: Buying for Safety

With the release of the 39th edition of The Car Book—now available online—we’re sharing some of our best tips for car buying and maintaining your vehicle after you buy. The Car Book 2019 provides today’s car buyer with in-depth ratings of the 2019 vehicles, The Car Book’s unique crash test …

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Center for Auto Safety Submits Comment to DOT on Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2019 For Media Inquiries, Email: contact@autosafety.org or Call: (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Submits Comment to DOT on Vehicle-to-Everything Communications Today, the Center filed a comment to the Department of Transportation regarding a rulemaking on “Vehicle-to-Everything” (V2X) communications. The rulemaking—which was originally announced as part …

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Order the Car Book in Print

Fill out the form below to order the Car Book in paper copy for $29.  If you’d like to receive the additional benefits of the Car Book Online, as well as the Center’s montly Safety Tune-Up reports for your vehicle, please click here to become a member for only $19 …

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The Remington Walden Auto Safety Fund

“We are very pleased to help the Center for Auto Safety, which tried to get the U. S. Government to take action that would have spared our son from death,” said Lindsay Strickland and Bryan Walden in a joint statement. “People continue to die in fires in these Jeeps all …

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lemon test

Alabama Letter Grade D Total Score 26 Basic Presumption 6 Applicable Period 5 Safety Lemon 0 Garden Variety Lemon 0 Vehicle Use Offset 6 Penalty for Violation 0 Vehicle Types Covered 6 State-Run Arbitration 0 Attorney Fees 5 Damages 8 Deductions -10 Additions 0   Alaska Letter Grade D- Total …

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Deductions and Additions

  Bad Provision Deduction   Deduct 10 points if consumers lose rights under other laws by using lemon law.  Deduct 10 points if consumers must sue by end of presumption period; 5 points if within 3 months of end of presumption period or within 18 months of initial purchase date.   …

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Damages

Damages When consumers buy or lease lemons, they should get back everything they paid with no offset for use because owning a lemon is often a nightmare.  Consumers take time off from work, miss vacations, get stranded, worry about their safety – i.e., when and where the vehicle will next …

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Attorney Fees

Attorney Fees If a consumer must retain an attorney to go to court or through a state arbitration proceeding with a manufacturer, the lemon law should provide for the award of attorney fees to make the consumer.  Otherwise, the cost of the attorney will make it economically impractical for the …

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