Morning Transportation

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

RECALLED CARS ON THE APPS: The Center for Auto Safety called on ride-hailing companies to stop using recalled cars, following a study released earlier this year that showed 1 in 6 Uber and Lyft vehicles in New York City and Seattle had at least one open safety recall. “Uber and Lyft have the ability to have zero recalled cars on their platforms at the push of a button,” said CAS Executive Director Jason Levine. “They both claim to be technology companies yet refuse to use that technology to take this obvious step to decrease the danger to their drivers and customers from unrepaired recalls.”

What the companies say: Uber and Lyft told Consumer Reports in May that they have initiatives in place to get drivers to address recalls. Uber specifically blocks drivers from using cars on the app that are subject to the most serious “do not drive” recall notices.

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