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2006 - 2008 Kia Optima Recalled For Transmission Flaw

2006 - 2008 Kia Optima Recalled For Transmission Flaw

Hot on the heels of the 2011 Kia Optima's five-star safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the company has announced a recall of 70,115 Kia Optima sedans from the 2006, 2007, and 2008 model years. At issue is an improperly installed shift cable, which could cause an accident... read more

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2010 Chevrolet Malibu - IIHS rear impact with semi-trailer, severe underride

IIHS Petitions Feds For Better Underride Guards On Big Rigs

When cars rear-end semi tractor-trailers—on an icy road, for instance, where traffic ahead is stopped—the consequences can be quite deadly. According to the... read more February 28, 2011 by  7


 
2011 Honda Odyssey EX

2011 Honda Odyssey: One Of Few With Five-Star Overall Safety

The 2011 Honda Odyssey has a new, impressive bragging right for safety-minded family shoppers: It's the only minivan tested by the federal government's tougher ratings... read more January 27, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Mazda2 First Drive

2011 Mazda2 Rated By IIHS, Misses Top Safety Pick

While the 2011 Mazda2 is respectable for safety, it’s not Top Safety Pick material. That's the message to take away from official safety ratings released this past week... read more January 13, 2011 by 


 
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


 
IIHS Roof Crush Test

IIHS Names Record 66 Cars To Top Safety Pick List

Cars really are getting safer, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick list. More cars and SUVs than ever made the list this year, a... read more December 22, 2010 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

For the first time ever, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the Ford Explorer its Top Safety Pick Designation—meaning that the Explorer has achieved... read more December 21, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 IIHS Top Safety Picks Highlight Roof-Protection Improvements

Ten all-new vehicles including the 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Kia Optima, and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze earn Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick Status... read more December 21, 2010 by 


 
Fabio shills for Plug-In America

Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards... read more December 2, 2010 by 


 
Toyota Corolla and Toyota RAV4 bumper mismatch

IIHS: Mismatched Bumpers Between Cars And SUVs Can Cost Big

Low-speed impacts between two vehicles of the same type aren't likely to show much damage. But even in seemingly minor bumps, collisions between cars and SUVs—even... read more December 2, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Mazda3

2011 Honda CR-Z, Kia Soul, Mazda3: Not Quite Five-Star Safety

As part of the latest round of crash-test results released by the federal government last week, two small-car models—the 2011 Kia Soul and 2011 Mazda3—earned a... read more December 1, 2010 by  3


 
2011 Honda Accord Sedan

2011 Honda Accord, GM Crossovers Given Five-Star Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which oversees the federal government's vehicle crash-test program, has added a few more results to its set of... read more November 11, 2010 by  1


 
IIHS Roof Crush Test

Latest Data Showing SUVs Safer Than Cars

SUVs are safer, right? You probably have a coworker, or someone in the family, who's always insisted that. It wasn't always true, however. When really digging into the... read more November 5, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Ford Fiesta IIHS crash tests

IIHS: Some Replacement Bumpers Protect Like Originals, Others Don't

Aftermarket repair parts are almost always much cheaper than original-equipment (OEM) parts, so if you're in a minor fender-bender, going with a budget replacement... read more November 3, 2010 by 


 
Teen driving

Graduated Licensing: Does It Defer The Recklessness Of Youth?

While a decade or more ago, teens were dreaming of the day they'd turn 16, get their first wheels, and be more social, today's teens are already connected and social at all... read more September 16, 2010 by 


 
IIHS tests Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Smart Fortwo

Are Larger, Heavier Cars Safer Than Smaller, Lighter Ones?

Small cars are now offering some of the same safety equipment as larger cars: electronic stability control, side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, and active headrests are... read more September 13, 2010 by 


 
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