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Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the agency has posted to its website (PDF). If you follow the news, you can probably guess the... read more

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2011 Ford Mustang GT

How To Know When To Have Your Brakes Checked

You know how to check your car's other vital systems--oil, tire air, and gas--but what about the brakes? The trouble with brakes is that they can fail anytime. Depending on... read more May 29, 2011 by 


 
2010 Dodge Ram

Chrysler Issues Recall For 2009, 2010 Dodge Ram Pickups

Chrysler has announced a recall of certain Dodge Ram trucks from the 2009 and 2010 model years. According to a bulletin issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more December 14, 2010 by  12


 
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Recalls 2011 Santa Fe For Brake Issue

Brake issues can be a major hazard in any car, but they're worse when they're completely unexpected, as they should be with a brand-new vehicle. Unfortunately for... read more December 10, 2010 by 


 
Wrecked Toyota Prius owned by Elizabeth James, photo by Ted James, from Houston Press

NHTSA: Toyota Electronics Have No 'Sudden Acceleration' Fault

So-called 'sudden acceleration' has a long and unfortunate history, almost destroying Audi sales in the mid-1980s after 60 Minutes accused the Audi 5000 of accelerating out... read more August 11, 2010 by  6


 
2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View

Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now... read more July 12, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Recalls 288,968 Jeep Wranglers For Possible Brake Fluid Leak

The Jeep Wrangler is made for summer: rugged and fun to drive, it's great for a quick trip to the beach or a weekend in the mountains. It's also a popular ride for youngsters... read more June 7, 2010 by  2


 
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 4-door AWD Angular Front Exterior View

Six Million Chevy, GMC Trucks And SUVs Being Investigated For Possible Brake Failure

Earlier this week, Vik mentioned General Motors' plan to equip many GM models with brake-override systems, which will slow vehicles in the event of sudden acceleration. This... read more April 8, 2010 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Avalon

Toyota Recall Already Denting Residuals, Resale Values

Some of the most respected companies that look at depreciation are predicting that Toyota (NYSE: TM) vehicles won't be worth as much as much as previously predicted when... read more February 8, 2010 by  15


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Piling On: Problems With Prius Brakes Are Toyota's Latest Worry

When it rains, it pours. And Toyota may find itself swimming a lot faster if new allegations of safety problems prove to be true. In Japan this morning, the Ministry of... read more February 3, 2010 by  3


 
2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback R LL Bean

2007 Subaru Outback Wagon With Automatic and OE Navigation System

1 1/2 years ago my Mom bought a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon.  My Mom bought the Outback with most of the extras that Subaru offers for the Wagon.   My Mom's Outback... read more July 23, 2009 by 


 
Mercedes Benz ESF 2009 Prototype Experimental Safety Vehicle

Video: Mercedes-Benz And The 'Braking Bag'

Last week, we mentioned some of the high-tech safety features of the Mercedes-Benz ESF 2009 S400 Hybrid experimental safety vehicle. But in addition to the PRE-SAFE crash... read more June 15, 2009 by 


 
Bentley Continental GT underwater

Totally Dynamic Bentley Continental GT Goes Underwater

"Something was wrong with the brakes" said Scott Coleman, boss man at London car graphics shop Totally Dynamic, about a hapless Bentley Continental GT that screeched across a... read more April 2, 2009 by 


 
2006 Honda REMIX Concept, Los Angeles Auto Show

2006 Honda REMIX Concept

Slideshow: One of three Honda concept vehicles on display at the 2006 L.A. Auto Show , the REMIX is a study in contrasts, that “balances sports car virtues with real-world... read more November 29, 2006 by 


 
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