Defect Investigations

Federal safety agency expands its investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot system.

“This isn’t your typical defect case,” said Michael Brooks, acting executive director at the Center for Auto…

Tesla Faces Increase in Complaints Over ‘Phantom Braking’

“That is a huge number of complaints in a short time, and indicates that NHTSA’s probe should…

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High-tech cars take the pain out of recalls, but there’s a catch

“We’re getting into the area where humans are used as beta testers and guinea pigs, and it’s…

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Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny

“We all want to have technology,” said Michael Brooks, chief counsel for the nonprofit Center for Auto…

3G shutdown coming at cost to car safety features

Michael Brooks from The Center for Auto Safety said the impact to safety features is a big…

Automatic-Braking Failures Sow Doubts Over Safety Tech’s Rollout

“We need a federal safety standard that ensures proper” automatic braking system performance, said Michael Brooks, acting…

Tesla braking issues spur second U.S. probe related to Autopilot

“While it’s encouraging to see NHTSA’s recent enforcement actions after years of turning the other way, Tesla…

Tesla’s recalls keep piling up. No one’s sure what happens next.

While NHTSA is upping its scrutiny of Tesla’s releases, the company continues to “play a little fast…

3G shutdown means many Georgia drivers lose car safety features this month

Michael Brooks with the Center for Auto Safety said impacted drivers should be frustrated because features like…