Senators Nelson, Blumenthal, and Markey recently introduced the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2015 in response to the Takata airbag debacle. The Act would constitute a significant overhaul of the recall system, and would go a long way towards preventing needless injuries like the one suffered by Corey Burdick.
Among other things, the Act would require:
- All new vehicles to have a warning system to notify the driver about safety recalls;
- Authorized dealers to check for and repair defects pursuant to open safety recalls when vehicles are taken in for maintenance;
- Used car dealers to repair safety defects prior to selling the vehicles; and
- An elimination of the 10 year limit on free auto defect repairs.
To learn more, please read the sponsors’ official press release which contains an in-depth summary of the Act.