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Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million More Faulty Airbag Inflators

By Fred Meier on May 4, 2016


CARS.COM — Federal safety regulators today announced an agreement with Japan's Takata Corp. to recall an additional 35 to 40 million airbag inflators, more than doubling the ongoing Takata recall that already covers 28.8 million airbags in at least 24… Read More

Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million More Faulty Airbag Inflators

By Fred Meier on May 4, 2016

CARS.COM — Federal safety regulators today announced an agreement with Japan's Takata Corp. to recall an additional 35 to 40 million airbag inflators, more than doubling the ongoing Takata recall that already covers 28.8 million airbags in at least 24… Read More

On-Demand Gas Apps Let You Fill 'er Up by Phone

By Matt Schmitz on May 4, 2016

CARS.COM — In the "good ol' days" there were full-service gas stations where drivers could just pull in, trip the bell hose and sit tight while the attendant filled 'er up. Those for the most part gave way to self-serve… Read More

Heavy Demand Continues to Pump Up Gas Prices

By Rick Popely on April 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Gas prices moved higher again the past week, continuing a trend that started two months ago and has seen average pump prices for regular unleaded fuel increase by about 45 cents a gallon. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge… Read More

Mitsubishi: U.S. MPG Numbers for 2013-2017 Cars Correct

By Kelsey Mays on April 27, 2016

CARS.COM — As Mitsubishi faces scrutiny from both the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its fuel-economy numbers, the automaker defended its gas-mileage numbers today, saying an internal audit of its 2013-2017 model-year vehicles sold in the… Read More

Report: EPA Orders Tests of Mitsubishi Cars

By Kelsey Mays on April 27, 2016

CARS.COM — In the wake of Mitsubishi's admission of "irregularities" in fuel consumption for hundreds of thousands of cars worldwide, the EPA is reportedly looking into the automaker's U.S. gas-mileage numbers. Reuters reports the federal agency has asked Mitsubishi to… Read More

Is Memorial Day A Good Time to Buy A Used Car?

By Matt Schmitz on April 26, 2016

CARS.COM — If you're thinking of using your long Memorial Day weekend next month to shop for a used car, that time might be better spent barbecuing. According to automotive research website iSeeCars.com, Memorial Day is one of the worst… Read More

Six Things to Do When You're About to Run Out of Gas

By Matt Schmitz on April 25, 2016

CARS.COM — Admit it: You've been there. We all have. You were making great time. You were trying to beat rush hour. You wanted to wait until the next food stop or bathroom break. But you cut it too close.… Read More

Analysts: Gas Prices Will Get Worse Before They Get Better

By Rick Popely on April 22, 2016

CARS.COM — U.S. motorists are driving more and boosting demand for gasoline, so pump prices are likely to increase in the near term — but analysts remain optimistic that gas this summer will be cheaper than it has been in… Read More

Volkswagen, Regulators Announce Diesel-Car Buyback Plan

By Fred Meier on April 21, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen and government regulators today announced the framework of a deal to resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. The deal includes a company offer to buy back up to 480,000 of its 2.0-liter diesel cars. Owners and lessees… Read More

CarMD: When Check Engine Light Goes on, Check Engine, Stat!

By Matt Schmitz on April 19, 2016

CARS.COM — Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Well, CarMD says that when it comes to your car, prevention also is worth a whole lot of money. The Irvine, Calif.-based automotive diagnostic info… Read More