Vehicle Safety Whistleblowers

Got information on a safety or other auto defect?

To report information on safety or quality defects, please use this form to contact us for assistance. Anyone contacting the Center is assured full anonymity and ensured that their concerns will be heard.

Let us know what issue you would like to discuss. You are assured full anonymity.

There are a variety of federal statutes related to whistleblower protection.  When it comes to vehicle safety, the most important protections are those contained in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  MAP-21 provided protection against retaliation for employees of automakers, distributors, and dealerships when the employee reveals critical safety issues to the employer or to the Department of Transportation.  For more information on the MAP-21 whistleblower protections, click here to view the OSHA MAP-21 fact sheet.

The Secretary of Transportation was required to complete rulemaking implementing the Motor Vehicle Safety Whistleblower provisions of 2015 FAST Act by June of 2017.  This law would expand the protections of MAP-21, but the DOT has so far yet to begin the rulemaking.

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