Used Car Roulette: The Fight Against the Advertising and Sale of Recalled Used Cars

September 28, 2017 USED CAR ROULETTE: CarMax Doubles Down on Selling Cars Under Recall New report finds 27% of surveyed CarMax vehicles for sale had Unrepaired Recalls One CarMax “Certified” vehicle had 6 safety defects under recall Today, the Center for Auto Safety is proud to partner with the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (C

Americans are right not to trust self-driving cars

By Jason Levine Jason Levine is executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. Self-driving cars potentially represent the greatest step toward automotive and pedestrian safety since universal installation of the air bag. Yet the American people remain reticent about this leap into the future. Seventy-eight percent of respondents to an AAA sur

CAS and KidsAndCars.org Sue DOT/NHTSA to Force Action on Rear Seat Belt Reminder Rule

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 16, 2017 Contact: KidsAndCars.org: Janette Fennell, Janette@KidsAndCars.org, (415) 336-9279 KidsAndCars.org: Amber Andreasen, Amber@KidsAndCars.org, (913) 732-2792 Center for Auto Safety: Jason Levine, JLevine@AutoSafety.org, (202) 328-7700 KidsAndCars.org and The Center for Auto Safety  Sue Department of Transport

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The Car Book 2017

  The 2017 Car Book is better than ever – and it’s loaded with all the latest information for you about … …crash tests, …rollover ratings …maintenance costs, …fuel economy, insurance costs, and …lemon ratings & reliability by make and model. … insights on the best new electronic safety features to

Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; CAS Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect

June 20, 2016 Actor’s Death is Latest Example of Inadequate Recall Response; CAS Lays Out Action Plan for Chrysler to Prevent Further Deaths and Injuries due to Transmission Defect Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was killed June 18 when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against his mailbox in a rollaway incident.  Yelchin’s death is

Volkswagen Emissions Defeat Devices Violate EPA Emissions Rules

September 21, 2015 VW is a recidivist emission control violator using defeat devices to turn off emission controls used only in emission testing.  Under former Administrator Bill Ruckelshaus, EPA warned VW in 1972 about defeat devices and then sued it in 1973 when VW failed to heed the warning. VW paid a $120,000 fine and promised to comply with

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Consumer Groups Urge Congress to Slow Down on Self-Driving Car Legislation

SEATTLE — Automakers say they’re making great progress in developing self-driving cars that are ready to hit the road. And they’re encouraged that Congress seems eager to pass legislation that will make this possible. Consumer advocates want lawmakers to step on the brakes and slow things down a bit. Congress is considering legislatio

About 1 in 4 CarMax vehicles has unrepaired recall defect, safety advocates say

More than a quarter of used vehicles for sale at CarMax outlets in three states were found to have unrepaired recall defects, a coalition of safety advocates said Thursday. A survey of 1,699 used vehicles for sale at eight CarMax Inc. dealerships in Connecticut, Massachusetts and California found 27 percent had at least one open recall, according t

Americans are right not to trust self-driving cars

Jason Levine is executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. Self-driving cars potentially represent the greatest step toward automotive and pedestrian safety since universal installation of the air bag. Yet the American people remain reticent about this leap into the future. Seventy-eight percent of respondents to an AAA survey said they wou

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