Federal regulators considering safety changes to keyless ignition vehicles

by Amy Viteri, Local 10 WPLG News

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Federal regulators are considering safety changes to a popular car feature that has proven deadly in several Florida cases.

Keyless ignition vehicles are increasingly popular and don’t require a key to turn off the engine. Critics say drivers often forget to push a button to turn off the vehicle, leading carbon monoxide to flood into the home and kill those inside without warning.

“For many, many years people take their key, they go into their house and they know their car is off,” attorney John Uustal, who has worked on cases involving keyless ignition vehicles, told Local 10 News.

Read the full article on Local 10 WPLG News: https://www.local10.com/news/2016/03/02/federal-regulators-considering-safety-changes-to-keyless-ignition-vehicles/