Car Safety

Safety Counts: One In Five U.S. Vehicles Recalled This Year
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»

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco
One Of The Safest: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Earns Five-Star Rating

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata has now secured a place in the top tier of affordable mid-size sedans for safety-conscious shoppers. It's been tested by the federal government, and in ratings recently released has earned an excellent five stars both overall and in frontal and side-impact...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200
2015 Chrysler 200 Earns Top Safety Rating From IIHS

Chrysler makes some great strides ahead with the completely redesigned 200 sedan—especially in styling, image, and features. And with crash-test results now released from one of the major U.S. agencies, it's becoming clear that safety is much-improved. MUST SEE: The 17 Most Important New Cars...Read More»

IIHS crash test
The Safest Cars Of 2014

If you're reading this, chances are the next time you shop for a new vehicle, safety is going to be one of your top priorities. And with federal crash-test scores printed on vehicle window stickers, and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash-test ratings now a common bragging right in...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Replacing Brake Components On 2007-2011 Camry Hybrid

Toyota has launched a customer-satisfaction service campaign on certain 2007-2011 Toyota Camry hybrid vehicles that could, without warning, lose power assist for their brakes. On affected vehicles (more than 177,000 are potentially involved), the brake fluid reservoir has two chambers that are...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Aveo
2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo Recalled For Rust-Prone Braking Systems

General Motors [NYSE:GM] has recalled certain 2009-2010 Chevrolet Aveo models, for an issue that could lead to compromised braking performance. In affected vehicles, fluids used in the hydraulic braking system might not inhibit corrosion as they should for some critical components; this could...Read More»

2014 Toyota Sienna
2014 Toyota Sienna Recalled For Potential Rollaway Issue

In some 2014 Toyota Sienna models, the transmission shift control cable could fail, leading a driver to believe that the gear lever has been shifted to Park when it's not—and potentially causing the vehicle to roll away during or on exit. READ: The 17 Most Important New Cars Of 2015 The...Read More»

HARKEN seatbelt concept fights driver fatigue (by the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia)
Can This Intelligent Seatbelt End Drowsy Driving? (Video)

The Internet of Everything: to most of us, it refers to machines we can monitor from afar, using computers and smartphones to keep tabs on our thermostats, refrigerators, and cars. But more generally, the Internet of Everything refers to the way in which objects of all kinds are becoming connected...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
2014 Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled Due To Steering Issues

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has in recent weeks issued a recall for 2014 F-150 equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). On affected vehicles, an incorrectly installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet may lead to impaired steering, including loss of steering control, which could...Read More»

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