Car Safety

2008 Chevy Malibu Among GM Models Recalled For Power Steering Problems
2008 Chevy Malibu Among GM Models Recalled For Power Steering Problems

General Motors [NYSE:GM] is recalling 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura for electric power steering (EPS) problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving. If this occurs, a message is displayed in the Driver...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Ford Escape Recall: Possible Panorama Roof Glass Separation

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is recalling certain 2014 Ford Escape models for an issue that could cause the glass of its panorama roof to detach. Affected Escapes were built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from Oct 15, 2013 through October 22, 2013. In these vehicles, the front panorama glass may...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta Small Car Recalled For Leaky Fuel Tank

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is recalling certain 2014 Fiestas for potentially leaky fuel tanks. On 2014 Ford Fiesta models built at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant from October 25, 2013 through February 27, 2014 the fuel tanks may leak from a seam, because they may be missing an adhesive layer. ALSO...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
Mitsubishi Improves Safety Performance Of 2014-2015 Outlander Sport

Some Mitsubishi Outlander Sport models for 2014 achieve four stars in side impact, while other Outlander Sport models, seemingly identical otherwise, achieve five stars. ALSO SEE: 2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-Star Scores, The Safest Car On The Market? The reason is simply that Mitsubishi has subbed...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
2015 Hyundai Genesis: Five-Star Scores, The Safest Car On The Market?

Is the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan one of the safest sedans on the market? Going by currently available crash-test results and safety ratings, it's one of the safest picks among roomy sedans, that's for sure. The federal government has crash-tested the 2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan and released a full...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Suburban & Tahoe
Feds Crash-Test 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Rate It Lower Than Tahoe

There are plenty of reasons to choose the Chevrolet Suburban over the Chevrolet Tahoe, but it appears that safety isn't one of them. CHECK OUT: Roundup: All The GM Recalls Of 2014 The federal government recently crash-tested a 2015 Chevy Suburban and found that it earned somewhat lower rating in a...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
VW Golf, GTI Earn Top Safety Pick+

With the 2015 Volkswagen GTI already on sale and the standard 2015 VW Golf set to hit dealers in August, both versions of the compact hatchback are proof that small cars can deliver big on safety. ALSO SEE: General Motors Fires 15 Employees, Releases Details Of Internal Ignition Switch Probe The...Read More»

BMW 5-Series brakes for target in IIHS test
IIHS Changes Top Safety Pick+ Rules For 2015

In an ongoing effort to make cars safer, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has made a lot of changes in recent years for what it takes for automakers to earn the coveted rating of Top Safety Pick (TSP). Last year, this included the addition of a Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) rating that...Read More»

2010 Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford Recalls 914,000 Escape, Explorer SUVs For Power Steering Issue

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] is recalling about 914,000 sport-utility vehicles for potential issues with electric power steering systems that could, without warning, lose steering assistance. The recalls, which hadn't yet been posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) at the...Read More»

BMW 5-Series brakes for target in IIHS test
Crash Prevention Systems In Vehicles Improving Rapidly, IIHS Finds

It's probably fair to say that your next car likely won't be a Google car that can completely drive itself; but it might be one that could smartly brake itself that one time your attention lapses in traffic. The feature is already arriving in many models, actually. According to the Insurance...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Aveo SVM
GM Recalls 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo Subcompacts For Fire Risk

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has announced that it is recalling 218,000 subcompact sedans and hatchbacks—some now ten years old—for an issue that could potentially also be a fire hazard. ALSO SEE: GM Recalls 2.42M Vehicles For Four More Safety Issues The issue affects the daytime running...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
GM Recalls 2.42M Vehicles For Four More Safety Issues

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has today issued yet another series of recalls, affecting 2.42 million vehicles. ALSO SEE: General Motors' List Of 69 Dirty Words Employees Shouldn't Say The latest round of recalls covers four separate issues: In 2009-2014 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia...Read More»

'In the Garage' tire safety infographic  -  NHTSA
Six Life-Saving Tips About Tires

Tires aren't just treads we replace once every few years. They help us maneuver safely and avoid accidents; and the grip and security they provide is not to be taken lightly. Each year, there are nearly 11,000 tire-related crashes, and nearly 200 people die each year from those crashes. And...Read More»

Toy car accident
Are Lousy Retirement Plans Making America A More Dangerous Place To Drive?

America's seniors are in trouble -- and the situation is only going to get worse. By many accounts, Baby Boomers are going to be poorer in old age than their parents. That's caused the average retirement age -- both the age at which folks expect to retire and the age at which they truly do -- to...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon Earn Top Crash-Test Ratings

The 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Tahoe remain among the safest full-size SUVs on the market. That's a fair assessment based on a set of new ratings and results just released from the federal government, which has crash-tested the Tahoe, a body-on-frame SUV that was fully redesigned...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
2015 Hyundai Genesis Is A Top Safety Pick+

Fresh off a complete redesign, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis is shaping up to be quite a thorn in the side of luxury automakers. Aside from its upscale design and advanced technology, the new Genesis was just awarded the highest safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway...Read More»

2015 Subaru WRX IIHS crash test
2015 Subaru WRX Is A Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Subaru WRX is just one double apex away from a street-legal rally car. And now news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) might be cause for even more temptation to, yes, convince your spouse that one could double as responsible family transportation. ALSO SEE: Jeep...Read More»

Distracted driving
Decide To Drive Wants "Wreckless" Driving

Backseat drivers are annoying, but then again, so are distracted drivers. Fortunately, there is a distracted driving prevention program called Decide to Drive that now helps you try to prevent the latter without becoming the former. Decide to Drive is sponsored by American Academy of Orthopaedic...Read More»

IIHS shows how it documents crash tests
Lights, Camera, Crash: Agency Shows How They Film Vehicle Tests

It's like making a movie. Vehicle crash tests are over in a fraction of a second. And while it's useful to study the aftermath of a crash—and to know from advanced crash-test dummies about the forces on occupants—what gives a greater depth of information and understanding about how well...Read More»

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