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Roundup: All The GM Recalls Of 2014
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»

Biometric driver identification system, patented by Ford (application #20140285216)
Ford Files High-Tech Patent That Could Eliminate Keys & Start Cars With Fingerprints

No one likes passwords. We keep jumbles of them in our head -- usually two or three standards, plus a string of variations to suit the whims of allegedly "safer" websites with 12-character-minimums. We can get chastised, locked out, or all-together blocked while trying to remember the particular...Read More»

2015 Toyota Highlander
Toyota To Begin Roll Out Of Advanced Safety Systems To All Models In 2015

In the auto world, it's common to see advanced safety devices, infotainment gadgets, and other high-tech tools appear on luxury cars before hitting their mass-market cousins. But according to Auto News, Toyota is rolling out its full suite of safety systems to every vehicle in its mainstream...Read More»

Homer Simpson, distracted driver
General Motors May Be The First To Offer Cars That Detect Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is a hot topic these days. Beyond the usual distractions of burgers, babies, and blush, now we have to deal with smartphones, infotainment systems, and a host of other bright, shiny things. Many companies and organizations have tried to put the brakes on distracted driving, from...Read More»

2015 Honda Fit
Brace Yourselves: 2015 Honda Fit Gets Better Bumper To Fix Crash-Test Scores

Back in January, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety debuted some disheartening data from a new crash test on small cars. The test centered on the IIHS' new small-overlap crash, which evaluates how well vehicles protect occupants during accidents involving objects that strike 25 percent of...Read More»

2015 Subaru Outback
2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating

The 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback have earned the best possible set of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)—and the organization's 'Top Safety Pick+' status. Both models absolutely aced the IIHS battery of frontal and side crash tests—as...Read More»

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