New report points to big problems with vehicle recalls


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If you have one of these in your dashboard, “It’s kind of like having a ticking time bomb right in front of you every time you drive,” said Jason Levine, the head of the industry watchdog Center For Auto Safety.
Levine is not surprised the investigation found NHTSA “lacks documentation and management controls,” does “not follow its own procedures to address low recall completion rates” and “does not verify recall completion rates.”
Levine points to our recent WESH 2 Investigates reports on spontaneous vehicle fires, as another example.

WESH 2 News is digging into a scathing new report that shows the government agency that’s supposed to keep you safe in your cars and SUVs can and should do better.
The report zeroes in on defective and dangerous airbags, but as WESH 2 News Investigative Reporter Greg Fox shows us, it could be just a sign of much bigger problems with other safety recalls.
The acting director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Heidi King, declined our WESH 2 Investigates request for an on-camera interview…

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