The President of the National Automobile Dealers Association, Colorado car dealer Jeff Carlson, claims that only 6% of recalled vehicles are “hazardous.” That means he thinks that cars like this one, that killed a 17-year-old Texas teenager, are NOT “hazardous.”
ABC News report: 17-year-old killed by exploding Takata air bag
Try telling that to her family.
That also means that he doesn’t consider any of these defects, which have killed and maimed many car drivers and their passengers, to be “hazardous”:
- Stalling in traffic
- Catching on fire
- Faulty brakes
- Steering loss
- Seat belts that fail in a crash
- Axles that break
- Hoods that fly up while you’re driving in traffic
- Sticking accelerator pedals
- GM ignition switches that turn off and eliminate power steering and braking, and cause air bags to fail to deploy
Automotive News report: Carlson vows to press NADA’s fight against regulation
Bottom line: Carlson and NADA cannot be trusted to decide whether a car is safe to sell. When it comes to safety, they are absolutely clueless. And a real danger to American society.