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FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls

August 26, 2016 FTC Sells Out Consumers & Justice Department in Consent Order Allowing GM to Sell Certified Used Cars With Outstanding Safety Recalls In allowing GM to sell unrepaired vehicles with outstanding safety recalls, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) not only is out-of-touch with vehicle safety in America but …

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CAS Calls NHTSA-Auto Industry Secret Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Deal a Safety Sellout

March 17, 2016 Today, NHTSA announced an agreement with 20 automakers to introduce Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), without rulemaking or public input. CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow Stated: The NHTSA-Industry secret AEB deal is inadequate, unenforceable and expensive. It allows auto companies to charge whatever they can get away with in an options package until 2022.  The test speeds should have included the 40-mph test speed …

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Statement of CAS Executive Director Clarence Ditlow on DOT Inspector General NHTSA Audit Report

June 22, 2015         Statement on DOT Inspector General Report on NHTSA’s Efforts to Identify & Investigate Vehicle Safety Concerns     The Inspector General’s stinging report on NHTSA’s Defect Investigation process reveals three fundamental flaws: lack of resources, lack of transparency and accountability, and lack of will to take on major …

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