Car Safety

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

2012 Subaru Forester
Massive Subaru Recall For Corroded Brake Lines In Salt Belt States

Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware. If the brake lines are exposed to salt during wintertime, corrosion could ensue. Should the brake lines perforate from corrosion, brake fluid...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
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»

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