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2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue
2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

About 495,000 Toyota Tacoma pickups are being recalled for an issue in the steering-wheel assembly that could lead to airbag deployment failure. The recall covers certain Tacoma models from 2005 to early 2009, and relates to the steering-wheel spiral cable design. Friction between that cable and a...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60, S80, XC60, XC70 Recalled For Wiring Flaw

Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 2012 models of the S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 manufactured between May 16, 2011 and October 6, 2011. Approximately 17,000 vehicles are included in the recall. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the wire harnesses...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Altima, Versa Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Less than two weeks after the 2012 Nissan Versa was recalled for a transmission problem, the Versa and the 2012 Nissan Altima are being recalled for a flaw in the vehicles' airbag system -- the same flaw that caused last week's recall of two Subaru models. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2012 Subaru Outback
2012 Subaru Outback, Legacy Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Subaru of America has issued a recall for its Outback and Legacy vehicles from the 2012 model year. At issue is a problem with the airbag system, which could lead to serious injury in the event of an accident. The problem stems from an incorrect mixture of propellant that's used to deploy the...Read More»

2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
Honda Recalls 2012 Accord, 2012 Crosstour, 2011-2012 Ridgeline

Honda has issued two recalls today -- one for the 2012 Accord and 2012 Crosstour, and another for the 2011-2012 Ridgeline. The 2012 Accord and Crosstour recall is the most worrisome of the two. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Accords and Crosstours...Read More»

2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Airbags Fire At Random, NHTSA Investigates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ramped up its investigation of the popular Jeep Liberty after dozens of reports of airbags deploying without warning. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the problem affects Liberty SUVs from the 2002 and 2003 model years. In all...Read More»

2007 Kia Optima LX
Kia Recalls Over 145,000 Optimas, Rondos For Airbag Flaw

Kia Motors Corporation has issued a recall for the 2006 - 2008 Optima sedan and for the 2007 - 2008 Kia Rondo. In those vehicles, Kia has identified a problem with the driver's side airbag that could prevent the airbag from deploying during an accident. The flaw is linked to Optimas manufactured...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Audi A6. At issue is a flaw in the head-curtain airbag, which might prevent that device from deploying in the event of an accident. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Hyundai has issued a recall for 2007 and 2008 models of the Santa Fe and Veracruz. At issue is a flaw in the vehicles' airbag systems, which could prevent the safety devices from deploying during a collision. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry
2012 Toyota Camry: Aiming For Five-Star Safety With Ten Airbags

As we reported earlier in the week in our first drive of the 2012 Camry, Toyota is serious about earning its reputation for dependability and safety back in the redesigned version of this best-selling sedan. And it has room for improvement with respect to safety. Aside from the blemishes it has to...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are now the safer choice. Adjusted fatality rates are about 50 percent lower overall for them than for passenger cars. After...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX: Recall Alert

General Motors has announced the recall of 47,401 Cadillac SRX crossovers built for the 2011 model year. The vehicles in question were built between February 2, 2010 and April 29, 2011. The problem: the crossovers in the recall will not deploy right-side roof-rail airbags if sensors determine the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Top Safety Ratings From Both U.S. Agencies

General Motors' [NYSE: GM] breakthrough Chevrolet Volt might be one of your safest family-car choices as well as one of the cleanest, greenest choices. The 2011 Volt has achieved an Overall Rating of five stars—including five stars for side impact and five stars for rollover—in the...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
Jeep Wrangler Airbag Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following up on 29 consumer complaints relating to airbag issues on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Affected by the investigation are: 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x2 two-door models 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 two-door...Read More»

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X
Jeep Wrangler In NHTSA Airbag Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into a potential defect with the airbag system on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Some 222,000 vehicles are affected by the investigation. The NHTSA has received 29 consumer complaints of airbag light illumination and/or...Read More»

seatbelt -- click it
Rollover Airbags Soon Required—Because Some Aren't Buckling Up

Head-protecting side-curtain airbags are proven lifesavers; they've already helped contribute to the drop in traffic fatalities over the past several years, and safety officials have estimated that they alone could save up to 2,000 lives per year. In what almost seems like safety officials' version...Read More»

2002 Honda Odyssey
Airbag Recall Expanded To More 2001-2003 Honda, Acura Vehicles

Own a Honda from the 2001 through 2003 model years? At this point, chances are your dealership will want to at least inspect it—and potentially replace some critical airbag components. In vehicles affected by the issue—part of an already expanded recall affecting various 2001 through...Read More»

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