Ignition Switch Recalls
Japanese Ignition Switch Locks
"Accidental activation of the steering lock system while the car is in motion is very dangerous."
ALL AMERICAN MADE AUTOS have a safety device to prevent "inadvertent lockup" of a vehicle's steering while driving, Most Japanese auto makers ignored this U.S. de facto safety measure until it was required by NHTSA regulation in 1988. Furthermore, Japanese steering locks have dangerous on/off key, ignition tumbler activation design more prone to sudden lockup!
Working in conjunction with national DMV, ASF authored a WARNING about inadvertent lockup printed in DMV Handbooks across the nation. (also see "Letters" link).
At the turn of the century, Europe, Canada and Australia enacted law requiring the modernization of auto theft prevention technology that replaces the ignition steering lock. Since that time al all new vehicles must be equipped with "Immobilizer," a safe and effective auto theft prevention technology to replace ignition steering locks!
ASF was founded in 1988 with the mission to abolish steering lock production. Since that time, working with the help of President Clinton see: http://www.carsa
Read about: Immobilizer
The majority of new American made automobiles are equipped with Immobilizer.
Steering Lock Facts
The United State Congress Subcommittee on Crime Stated in 1992 Anti-Car Theft Act (H.R.452):"...that the manufactures had a vested interest in seeing that the cars they built were stolen so they could replace them with new ones."