Now is the time for Congress to make meaningful, bipartisan reforms to the broken and outdated automotive recall system.
Over the past several years, consumers have suffered needless injuries and deaths as a result of defects like those seen in the Takata and GM ignition recalls. These injuries and deaths could have been easily avoided if the consumers were properly warned about the need to have their vehicles repaired.
The current recall system was put in place decades ago, and has never been updated to reflect modern technological advances. A few simple, cost effective changes could bring the recall system into the 21st century. And save lives as a result.
Please sign this petition and ask Congress to reform the recall system by mandating:
- Better defect notices to consumers;
- Clear benchmarks for recall completion rates; and
- Penalties for failing to meet recall completion rate benchmarks.