Center for Auto Safety to Uber, Lyft, Via, and Juno: It is unacceptable to make money by allowing unrepaired recalled cars to be on your platforms – and picking up unsuspecting passengers.
Unrepaired recalled vehicles are dangerous and can kill or injure drivers, passengers, bikers, or pedestrians. Exploding Takata airbag inflators which have resulted in at least 24 deaths worldwide, GM ignition switch failures which have resulted in at least 170 deaths in the U.S., and hundreds of other less-publicized defects pose equally significant threats to public safety. Yet, recent studies from Consumer Reports and others have found concerning numbers of rideshare vehicles with unrepaired recalls on the Uber and Lyft apps.
These so called “technology” companies, who have told Wall Street their companies are worth billions of dollars can easily afford to require drivers demonstrate their car is up to date on recall repairs before being eligible to take you – or your family members – for a ride.
With your help, the Center for Auto Safety is demanding these companies take action and make our roads safer.
Read our letter to Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber.
Read our letter to Logan Green, the CEO of Lyft.
Read our letter to Ronen Ben-David, the CEO of Juno.
Read our letter to Daniel Ramot, the CEO of Via.
Taxi companies have managed to protect the safety of their customers by requiring recalls to be repaired within 30 days. Let’s see similar steps from rideshare companies!