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Honda Failed To Report 1,729 Death & Injury Claims To U.S. Regulators, $35 Million Fine Possible
Honda Failed To Report 1,729 Death & Injury Claims To U.S. Regulators, $35 Million Fine Possible

Last month, we told you that The Center for Auto Safety had accused Honda of under-reporting Takata airbag failures in its vehicles (allegedly because Honda and Takata have such a close working relationship). Around the same time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Honda to...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»

2014 BMW Z4
2012-2014 BMW 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, Z4 Recalled To Repair Braking System

BMW has issued a recall for select 3-Series, 4-Series, X1, X3, and Z4 vehicles from the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), some of those vehicles may suffer from flaws in their braking systems. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2011 Lexus IS 350 F Sport
Toyota Recalls 2006-2011 Lexus Models To Fix Potential Fire Hazard; 422,509 Vehicles Affected

Toyota has announced an extensive recall of Lexus vehicles from the 2006 to 2011 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF) the recall is meant to fix a potential leak in the fuel system, which could cause the vehicles to catch fire. The...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Legislators Want Nationwide Recall Of Takata Airbags, Introduce New Whistleblower Protections

By almost any metric, the long, drawn-out, still-evolving Takata airbag recall has been a disaster. But a push to simplify the patchwork of recalls and protect auto industry employees who expose internal problems could alleviate confusion now and prevent similar troubles in the future. For...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta Recalled For Suspension Problems: 442,000 Vehicles Affected

Volkswagen is recalling select models of the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicles' suspension, which could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

2005 Ford Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB Edge Angular Front Exterior View
Ford Widens Takata Recall To Include Driver Airbags On 2004-2005 Ranger Pickup

The bad news for Takata keeps on coming: according to Detroit News, Ford Motor Company has expanded its existing recall for the 2004-2005 Ranger pickup truck. The number of Ford vehicles affected by the recall won't change. All told, Ford has issued recall notices for just over 85,000 U.S. cars and...Read More»

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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»

Inflated airbag
Chrysler Will Replace Takata Airbags On Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Vehicles In December

If you've been wondering when Chrysler would begin replacing airbags on vehicles affected by the ever-widening Takata airbag recall, wonder no more: according to Auto News, fixes will begin next month. ALSO SEE: GM Scrambled To Get Ignition Switches Two Months Before Official Recall Announcement...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord sedan
2013 Honda Accord, 2008 Infiniti EX35 Investigated For Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched two separate investigations into reports of steering troubles on Honda and Infiniti vehicles. By far, the larger of the probes involves the 2013 Honda Accord. According to NHTSA (PDF), there have been at least 24 complaints of power...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Nissan Pathfinder, Sentra; Infiniti FX35, FX45, I35, M35, M45 Added To Takata Airbag Recall

The ever-growing Takata airbag recall has grown again -- this time, courtesy of Nissan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the automaker has added nearly 53,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to its recall roster. As Detroit News points out, these vehicles were...Read More»

2014 Infiniti Q50 leaked photos
2014 Infiniti Q50, Q70 Recalled For Software Glitch

Nissan has issued a recall for select Infiniti Q50 and Q70 hybrid vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a software flaw that could cause the vehicles to lose power in traffic. ALSO SEE: Eight...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango Recalled Again -- This Time, For Loss Of Stability Control

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango have been recalled again -- this time, to repair a software glitch that could disable the vehicles' Electronic Stability Control system and potentially cause an accident. ALSO SEE: Today's Infotainment Systems Are Terrible (Especially On American Cars)...Read More»

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
Chrysler Investigated For 'Slow Execution Of Recall Campaigns' & 'Poor Communications' With NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of Chrysler's handling of two recent recalls of the Ram pickup truck. According to an agency bulletin (PDF), Chrysler is accused of "[s]low execution of recall campaigns, coupled with poor communications with the...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»

25 years of the airbag
NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a years-long series of recalls affecting more than 12 million vehicles around the world -- a number that ticked up by 247,000...Read More»

2004 Toyota Corolla XRS
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

The number of vehicles affected by faulty Takata-brand airbags has just grown by 247,000, thanks to a new recall from Toyota. The recall affects five Toyota and Lexus models, and even one from Pontiac. Over the past few years, automakers around the globe have recalled more than 12 million vehicles...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»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2010-2012 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, 2011 Mercury Milan Investigated For Power Steering Loss

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five recent Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. According to a bulletin posted to the agency's website (PDF), more than 500 owners have complained that these vehicles have lost power steering, and a few allege that...Read More»

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