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2015 Hyundai Accent Recalled For Airbag Problem That Puts Kids At Risk
2015 Hyundai Accent Recalled For Airbag Problem That Puts Kids At Risk

Hyundai has announced a recall of select Accent vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from software flaw that could increase the risk of injury to children during a collision. The problem...Read More»

2015 Land Rover LR4
2015 Land Rover LR4 Recalled To Fix To Software Flaw Affecting Stability, Traction, More

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling select Land Rover LR4 SUVs from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from a software flaw that could make them harder to control and increase the risk of accidents. The flaw...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf
Bosch Fuel Pump Recall Expands To Include 2015 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, Audi A3

Earlier this month, Nissan and BMW issued simultaneous recalls affecting nearly 100,000 U.S.-registered vehicles. In both cases, the underlying problem was a faulty fuel pump made by German supplier, Bosch. ALSO SEE: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Highest MPG Of Any Sports Car Now, the Bosch recall has...Read More»

2004 Cadillac CTS-V
2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Recalled For Potential Brake Failure

Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. At least 2,702 owners of those vehicles complained about brake-line corrosion, and a total of 88 collisions had been linked to the problem, as well as...Read More»

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited
2005 Chrysler Crossfire May Be Investigated For Loose & Detached Back Windows

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. According to an agency bulletin (PDF), the rear windows on those vehicles may detach over time. ALSO SEE: Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will...Read More»

2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive
2014-2015 Smart Fortwo Coupe, Convertible, And Electric Recalled To Replace Poorly Built Bolts

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 2014 and 2015 models of the Smart fortwo microcar. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles might've been built with poorly made bolts, which could cause serious problems for owners. ALSO SEE: Study: Repairs For Hybrids Are...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2005-2008 MINI Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible, And S) Recalled For Airbag Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza following numerous complaints that the car's safety system had incorrectly disabled the front passenger airbag. Now, BMW is recalling more than 90,000 MINI Cooper hardtop, convertible...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Flawed Ignition Switch

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Routan minivan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle may suffer from the same kind of ignition switch flaws that spawned massive recalls at General Motors and other automakers last year. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza Investigated For Deactivated Airbags

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. According to government documents (PDF), the sensor that determines whether the passenger seat is occupied may have a pattern of malfunctioning and turning off the front air bags. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2015 Ford F-150
2015 Ford F-150: First Crash-Test Ratings For Aluminum-Bodied Truck

The 2015 Ford F-150 makes some great leaps ahead, with its aluminum-intensive, aerospace-styled construction, fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, and tech-loaded cabin. But the safety of this aluminum-bodied F-150 has been an open question—until now, with the release of full crash-test...Read More»

2015 Fiat 500e
2013-2015 Fiat 500E Recalled For Software Flaw

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for 2013, 2014, and 2015 models of the fully electric Fiat 500e. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could cause them to stall in traffic. The...Read More»

Aerial view of massive traffic snarl during Atlanta's 2014 snow storm, via NBC Charlotte @wcnc
NHTSA Ends Investigation Of GM Trucks & SUVs But Warns Northern Drivers About Salt & Corrosion

Over four years ago, in January of 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of GM trucks and SUVs from model years 1999 to 2003. Yesterday, the agency closed that investigation, but it has issued a warning for drivers -- not just GM drivers, all drivers...Read More»

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid
2008-2011 Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner May Suffer From Lingering Power Steering Flaw

In May of last year, Ford Motor Company recalled more than 900,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner models for a power steering flaw. Unfortunately, Ford's fix for the problem might not have worked as well as expected, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may launch an...Read More»

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2013-2015 Nissan Versa Investigation Inches Closer To Recall

Last summer, we told you about an investigation of the 2012-2014 Nissan Versa, including the Versa hatchback, sedan, and Note. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now upgraded that investigation, and in the process, it's shifted its attention to 2013-2015 models of the Versa...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Vehicles Of 2015

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Many families, as we recommend, start their shopping process by weeding out potential vehicles that simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety...Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
Should NHTSA Be Able To Stop Sales Of Flawed Cars On Its Own?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversees a long, thorough process for recalling flawed vehicles. It collects complaints, launches investigations, and formally requests recalls from automakers. One thing NHTSA can't do, though, is halt sales of poorly or improperly manufactured...Read More»

2015 Buick Encore
2015 Buick Encore, Chevrolet Trax Recalled To Fix Power Steering Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for Buck Encore and Chevrolet Trax vehicles from the 2015 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could cause them to lose power steering suddenly...Read More»

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2012-2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Recalled For Faulty Tail Lights

Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling more than 30,000 late-model vehicles from its CLS line. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could increase their chances of being involved in a collision. ALSO SEE: 2015...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Miss Five-Star Safety Ratings

GM’s new mid-size pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon and 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, offer more available safety features than rival models like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. But do they have above-and-beyond occupant protection? Some results have been released by the federal government, and...Read More»

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