Car Safety

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Recalled For Fuel-System Issue
2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Recalled For Fuel-System Issue

Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] has revealed that it will be issuing a recall for 2015 Ford Mustang models with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, for a potential issue with the fuel system. ALSO SEE: 2015 Toyota Camry: Five-Star Safety, But Short Of The Top Tier In the EcoBoost models, a...Read More»

2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Five-Star Safety Rating

The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon, and the news is good—with this seven-passenger model achieving top five-star results. It’s especially noteworthy as in its last-generation version, the Ford Transit Connect was strictly a commercial vehicle...Read More»

2015 Toyota Sienna IIHS small-overlap test
Minivans Get Crushed In Latest IIHS Small-Overlap Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has finally put some of the most popular minivans through its newest small-overlap crash test--and for a trio of vans, the scores are not good. The small-overlap test simulates the impact of a vehicle with a narrow object, such as a telephone pole...Read More»

2016 Honda HR-V
Standing Tall: Are Smallest New Crossovers Safer Than Small Sedans?

Compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape have long been popular sedan substitutes for small or growing families. And now, at last, there’s a new crop of even smaller crossovers on the way. Led by the Buick Encore, and soon to include the closely related Chevrolet Trax, as well...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback  -  First Drive
2015 Subaru Outback And Legacy Earn Five-Star Safety Ratings

The 2015 Subaru Legacy sedan and its rugged Outback wagon counterpart have aced federal New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests. And with top scores already in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), we now can rightfully call these two mid-size models two of the safest cars...Read More»

General Motors CEO Mary Barra provides an update on the ignition switch recall investigation
Roundup: All The GM Recalls Of 2014

Need to catch up on all the recent GM recalls and verify what might affect your vehicle? General Motors has since earlier this year released regular updates on a table outlining its vehicle recalls so far in 2014—including the much-covered ignition-switch-related recalls. And it's actually a...Read More»

2014 Infiniti QX80
Infiniti QX56 And QX80 Recalled For Airbag Shrapnel Worries

Nissan North America is issuing a recall of some 2013 Infiniti QX56 and 2014 Infiniti QX80 sport-utility vehicles over concerns that the airbag could malfunction, potentially sending sharp metal fragments into occupants. READ: Eight Vehicles That Cost Less To Own As Hybrids In affected models, the...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
GM Recalls Will Cut Into Union Workers' Bonus Checks

For General Motors [NYSE: GM], this year’s record recalls—especially its ignition-related recalls—will almost surely end up costing not just the company, but the annual income of many of its hourly workers. Based on GM’s current contract with the UAW, annual profit-sharing...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Recalled For Airbag, Parking Brake Issues

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has issued two safety-related recalls for its 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The two recalls affect about 900 cars in all, with a driver’s side airbag separation issue affecting about 89 vehicles that were delivered to owners, and a separate issue with...Read More»

Car seats - Evenflo Embrace 35
Popular Evenflo Child Seat Recalled For Problematic Buckle

About 202,000 child seats by the company Evenflo are being recalled for an issue that might cause difficulty in quickly releasing the buckle—and thus, removing the child. The recall potentially affects 202,346 'Embrace 35' rear-facing child seats from the brand made from December 2011 through...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200: With Safety Ratings All In, It Tops Honda Accord

If you're shopping for the safest mid-size sedan, above all else, and you don't have a luxury-car budget, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is likely your best pick, based on the latest information from U.S. safety agencies. The 200 has just been put through the battery of New Car Assessment (NCAP) tests from...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
2015 Mustang: Ford Ponies Up First Safety Recall (Already)

The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang has just started to arrive at dealerships nationwide; yet Ford has already issued its first recall of the completely redesigned pony car. ALSO SEE: Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines Covering just 53 cars (50 in the U.S...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have lost value due to the defect and subsequent recall effort. While a smaller lawsuit could be curbed by a bankruptcy judge, as...Read More»

General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014
Safety Counts: One In Five U.S. Vehicles Recalled This Year

Has your car or truck been recalled yet this year? Whether it's fresh from the showroom, or getting up in the years, the chances are shockingly high that any vehicle has been due back to the dealership to have a safety-related defect fixed—or at the least, to have a recall-related inspection...Read More»

2015 Cadillac ATS
2015 Cadillac ATS Crash-Tested, Five-Star Safety Confirmed

The 2015 Cadillac ATS remains one of the best-rated sport sedans for safety, as confirmed by the latest set of New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash tests overseen by the federal government. ALSO SEE: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vs. Dodge SRT Viper: Compare Cars Although the feds had already...Read More»

Highway rest stop - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Highway Guardrail Design Change Saved $2—At What Cost To Safety?

Is a design change to the ends of guardrails along many of our nation's roadways—a design change that saved two dollars for each installation—to blame for at least five fatalities and 14 injuries? That's part of what lawsuits are now alleging, in light of what happened in several...Read More»

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Recalling Many 2008-2011 Models For Stalling Issue

Mitsubishi has recalled nearly 166,000 vehicles in the U.S.—including the Lancer, Lancer Evolution, Lancer Sportback, Outlander, and Outlander Sport—due to an issue with premature wear and early failure of the drive-belt system. In vehicles with Mitsubishi's '4B1' 2.0-liter...Read More»

2015 Lincoln MKC
2015 Lincoln MKC Misses Top Crash-Test Ratings From Feds

The federal government has crash-tested a 2015 Lincoln MKC, and with an Overall Rating at four stars, the model ends up short of the top echelon for compact-crossover safety. While the new 2015 MKC is closely related to the Ford Escape, its safety ratings won't directly carry over from the Escape...Read More»

2015 Infiniti Q70
Infiniti Q70 Earns Top Safety Pick+ Status, But BMW 5-Series, Lincoln MKS Flub Crash Test

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the results from its latest round of crash tests. This time, three large luxury cars undertook the IIHS' newest and most difficult test, the small overlap front crash, and their scores run the gamut from awful to awesome. ALSO SEE: 10 Cars...Read More»

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