“This is great safety technology when it works but dangerous when it doesn’t,” said Jason Levine, executive director of theRead more
“When they work, they are among the most revolutionary sets of safety technology that we’ve had in a long time,”Read more
Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, responded to quiet release of the repair directive by saying,Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2017 Contact: Jason Levine, (202) 328-7700, JLevine@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Calls for Ford toRead more
By Christopher Jensen Consumer advocates from three groups say Subaru should be recalling models with a stalling problem instead ofRead more
Click here to visit the NHTSA ODI Flat File Download Webpage Complaints FLAT_CMPL.zip Import_Instructions.pdf CMPL.txt Defect Investigations FLAT_INV.zip INV.txt RecallsRead more
CAS Comments on NHTSA Enforcement Guidance Bulletin News: Growing Momentum for Self-Driving Cars Worries Safety Advocates – 6/2/16Read more
Senators Urge NHTSA to Write Rules to Increase Transparency and Public Reports of Early Warning Data
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) issued the following statement on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcement today that it has imposed a civil penalty of $70 million on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for failing to comply with the Early Warning Reporting (EWR) system, which requires auto manufacturers to report safety data:Read more
Volkswagen AG failed to report at least one death and three injuries involving its vehicles to a U.S. regulator’s database designed to save lives by spotting possible defects.
Lawsuits concerning the accidents, filed over the last eight years, weren’t found in records kept by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in searches by Bloomberg and financial adviser Stout Risius Ross Inc. Automakers are required by law to report all claims of possible vehicle defects to the NHTSA database.Read more
Volkswagen AG reported death and injury claims at the lowest rate of any major automaker in the U.S. over the last decade.
The numbers are so good that some industry experts wonder if they add up.
The average reporting rate of the 11 biggest automakers was nine times higher than Volkswagen’s, according to an analysis of government data completed last week by financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross Inc. at the request of Bloomberg News.Read more