Center for Auto Safety Names Michael Brooks as Executive Director
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
1y ago
September 15, 2022 Contact: Nicole Guilfoyle(202) 328-7700 x409contact@autosafety.org Center for Auto Safety Names Michael Brooks as Executive Director Washington D.C. – The Board of Directors for the Center for Auto Safety, the nation’s leading non-profit membership organization providing consumers an independent voice on vehicle safety, today announced the appointment of Michael Brooks as its new ..read more
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Moon roof shatters in car wash in San Tan Valley
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
“They couldn’t find a specific design defect, and they really weren’t able to point their finger at a particularly bad manufacturer, so it appears it is something that’s just going to happen,” said Michael Brooks, the acting executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. According to Brooks, crashes and other major safety issues haven’t ..read more
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WESH 2 Investigates: Sunroofs suddenly exploding, terrifying drivers
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
“It’s only a matter of time before someone does die,” Michael Brooks of the Center For Auto Safety in Washington, D.C., said. The government watchdog group praises manufacturers that are switching to laminated sunroof glass, like the kind used in windshields that crack, instead of shattering into small pieces like side window glass. Brooks said ..read more
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Consumer Groups Commend General Motors’ Commitment to offer Recall-Free Vehicles on the CarBravo Platform
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
March 30, 2022 Contacts: Jack Gillis, CFA, 202-939-1018 Rosemary Shahan, CARS, 530-759-9440 Too Many Car Dealers Sell Dangerous Recalled Used Vehicles Washington, D.C. —  In a rare move for auto safety advocates, leaders of nonprofit consumer groups that are usually at odds with auto manufacturers today publicly commended General Motors for the auto giant’s recently announced commitment not to sell used vehicles with unrepaired safety recall defects on its soon-to-be-launched used car platform, CarBravo. Many car dealers across the country sell hazardous used vehicles with known safety re ..read more
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3G shutdown means many Georgia drivers lose car safety features this month
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
Michael Brooks with the Center for Auto Safety said impacted drivers should be frustrated because features like SOS buttons and automatic crash detection are important. “I think it’s inevitable that it’s going to reduce the quality and efficiency of medical care that folks receive when they’re in crashes and there’s no one else around with them,” he said. “The big problem is the automakers and their people aren’t keeping up with the technology.” By WSBTV.com News Staff February 9, 2022 This month, phone carriers are starting a big switch — phasing out 3G service to make more room for the fas ..read more
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Gaming while driving: Tesla allows it, Mercedes does recall
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
“We are glad to see Mercedes recall and repair this unreasonable risk to everyone on the road, but would urge NHTSA to move quickly to ensure that all screen-based entertainment distractions are disabled when vehicles are in motion, no matter the manufacturer,” Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety said. By Tom Krisher December 10, 2021 DETROIT (AP) — A few days after reports surfaced that Tesla allows drivers to play video games on dashboard touch screens while vehicles are moving, Mercedes-Benz has issued a U.S. recall for a similar issue. The German automaker said ..read more
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U.S. safety agency discussing Tesla camera replacements
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
“Reports of a service campaign repair to malfunctioning front-end cameras that are critical to Tesla’s driver assistance suite is important enough to the safety of the vehicle to merit exploration by NHTSA,” said Jason K. Levine, executive director at Center for Auto Safety. WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday it is discussing with Tesla (TSLA.O) its decision to replace cameras in some U.S. vehicles. CNBC reported on Monday Tesla was replacing front fender cameras in several hundred Model S, X and 3 vehicles due to fault ..read more
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Drivers Playing Video Games? US Is Looking Into Tesla Case
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by Michael Brooks
2y ago
Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, said in an email that NHTSA has the authority to declare the vehicles defective and to seek a recall. “There’s little question that having a large screen next to the driver on which the driver, or a passenger, can play a video game while the vehicle is moving is an unreasonable risk to safety,” Levine wrote. “NHTSA’s recent statements would suggest this feature has been in violation of both the spirit and letter of NHTSA’s driver distraction guidelines and the law.” By Tom Krisher, Associated Press December 9, 2021 Las ..read more
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Tesla Scrutinized for Allowing Video Games to Be Played While Its Cars Are Moving
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, which lobbies for more stringent auto safety rules, said “it should go without saying that enabling drivers to play or be distracted by video games while operating a multi-ton vehicle at highway speeds is exceedingly dangerous.” By Keith Laing December 8, 2021 The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday it is reviewing a recent software update by Tesla Inc. that allows drivers to play video games on a dashboard screen while the vehicle is moving. “We are aware of driver concerns and are discussing the ..read more
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Auto Safety Advocates Call on Federal Government to Stop Selling Cars With Open Safety Recalls
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by Nicole Guilfoyle
2y ago
“Disclosure doesn’t fix the danger,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety. “Generally speaking, when the government is selling you something, even if they’re disclosing it, there’s a general perception that it can’t be too dangerous.” By Susan Hogan, Katie Leslie and Lance Ing November 22, 2021 Click here to view the full story from NBC 4 Washington. The post Auto Safety Advocates Call on Federal Government to Stop Selling Cars With Open Safety Recalls appeared first on The Center for Auto Safety ..read more
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