Auto Defects

Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead

Consumer complaints about exploding sunroofs have spiked in recent years. How to stay safe and avoid large repair bills. By Jeff Plungis and Thomas Germain, Consumer Reports October 12, 2017 When it happened, Heather Savage had two of her five children with her in their 2016 Nissan Pathfinder. Four-year-old Eli was …

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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 …

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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 Transportation to Issue Overdue Rule on Rear Safety Belt Reminders  Washington, …

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Takata Update: Deadly Incidents Continue as Automakers Struggle to Meet Takata Recall Repair Deadlines

Despite fast-approaching government deadlines to replace deadly and defective Takata airbag inflators, automakers have yet to achieve acceptable recall completion rates.  The Center for Auto Safety recommends that all consumers check the NHTSA VIN Recall Lookup to determine whether their vehicle is subject to these recalls. RECENT NEWS Who Will …

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