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Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

Great Family Cars With Great Gas Mileage--For Under $25,000

With gas prices hovering in the mid- to high-$4-per-gallon territory in many parts of the country, consumers looking for more fuel-efficient cars for family members that don’t break the bank have some excellent choices. These eight fuel-sipping new cars all check in with a base price of less... read more

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2007 Cadillac CTS

2005-2007 Cadillac CTS Recalled For Airbag Seat-Sensor Issue

Due to concerns that front-passenger airbags might not deploy when needed, General Motors is recalling about 109,000 Cadillac CTS models from the 2005-2007 model years. A... read more December 23, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)

2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Five-Star Scores Confirm It's A Safety Leader

A full range of U.S. crash-test results for the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze are now officially available, and just as GM had anticipated, this new compact sedan gets top scores in... read more December 23, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze crash test

Side Airbags, Economy Woes Countering Distracted-Driving Hazards

Despite ongoing concerns about distracted driving and its negative affects on road safety, road fatalities have fallen by 22 percent from 2005 to 2009. In fact, last year... read more December 13, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Volvo S80

Volvo Recalls 2010, 2011 Models For Airbag Failure

Volvo North America is recalling a number of passenger vehicles due to a problem with the driver's side airbag system. According to a release from the National Highway... read more October 22, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Honda Recalls 2010 Accord Crosstour For Airbag Issue

Some 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour vehicles are being recalled for an issue with the front passenger airbag. According to Honda, on 3,336 Crosstours the airbag module doesn't... read more September 14, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Makes The Global Safety Honor Roll

Small-car safety especially has come a long way. And while, by driving a smaller, lighter vehicle you'll still be at a disadvantage in certain situations, some of today's... read more April 23, 2010 by 


 
2010 Nissan Xterra

Recall Affects 2010 Nissan Pathfinder, Xterra, Frontier

Nissan is recalling 4,038 sport-utility vehicles and pickups that might have left the factory without properly tightened fasteners. The recall only pertains to 2010 Nissan... read more March 29, 2010 by 


 
mercedes benz esf 2009 experimental safety vehicle 001

Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a... read more March 5, 2010 by  1


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Black Box Recorders Might Prove Useful In Toyota Cases

If you have a vehicle that's less than five years old, it likely has a black-box data recorder that—like it or not—is making a running log of what's going on. That... read more February 18, 2010 by  2


 
Airbags

IIHS: Newer Frontal Airbags Compromising Protection?

We always think of safety features as progressing forward, but that isn't always the case. In a new research paper, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety suggests that... read more February 17, 2010 by  4


 
2003 Acura TL

Honda Adds 378,758 Cars To Its Airbag Recall

In November 2008, around the same time that Big Three automakers were making repeat visits to Washington to request federal support, Honda began having troubles of its own --... read more February 10, 2010 by  11


 
2009 Hyundai Azera

Hyundai Azera Recalled For Seatbelt/Airbag Malfunction

Over 65,000 Hyundai Azeras from model years 2006 - 2009 are being recalled due to a malfunction in the driver's-side seatbelt, which can affect deployment of the driver's... read more January 8, 2010 by 


 
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat

NHTSA Opens Ford F-150 Airbag Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation regarding inadvertent airbag deployment on some Ford... read more October 2, 2009 by  11


 
2009 Chevrolet Impala

Think You Get Side Airbags On A Used Car? Don't Be So Sure.

You thought you got a great deal on a nearly new vehicle that was used as a company car. Yet weeks or months later, you find out that it doesn’t actually have the side bags... read more September 10, 2009 by 


 
Volvo safety test driver, 1959

Crash Testing In The Old Days: Volvo Safety Video

Last Thursday was the 50th birthday of the three-point safety harness, invented by Volvo's first safety engineer, Nils Bohlin. After we ran an item to commemorate the event... read more August 17, 2009 by 


 
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