Safety

Timely Repairs Elusive as Takata Recall Reaches 1 in 4 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 5, 2016


CARS.COM — The massive ongoing recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators continues to have far-reaching ramifications this week, as the number of recalled airbags effectively doubled. With Wednesday's announcement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was… Read More

Timely Repairs Elusive as Takata Recall Reaches 1 in 4 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The massive ongoing recall of vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators continues to have far-reaching ramifications this week, as the number of recalled airbags effectively doubled. With Wednesday's announcement that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was… Read More

Study Links 20 Years of Speed Limit Increases to 33,000 Traffic Deaths

By Matt Schmitz on May 5, 2016

CARS.COM — A recent study says rising speed limits on U.S. highways over the past two decades have resulted in an entire year's worth of additional traffic fatalities that otherwise might not have occurred. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's… 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

2016 Honda Civic, Mazda CX-3, Volvo XC90 Earn NHTSA's Top Safety Rating

By Matt Schmitz on May 2, 2016

CARS.COM — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new batch of safety ratings for model-year 2016 vehicles today, with the Honda Civic, Mazda CX-3 and Volvo XC90 faring well. All of those vehicles received overall scores of five… Read More

Which Car Seats Can Be Used With Inflatable Seat Belts?

By Jennifer Newman on May 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Inflatable rear seat belts, which were first introduced by Ford for the 2011 model year, have been approved for use by six car-seat manufacturers, but only for some of their child-safety seats. Related: Car Seat Checks These inflatable… Read More

Nissan's Massive Airbag Recall: What Owners Need to Know

By Kelsey Mays on April 29, 2016

CARS.COM — Nissan just recalled 3.2 million cars in the U.S. for passenger-side airbags that may fail to deploy because of a faulty occupant sensor. The affected pool of cars includes a number of popular Nissan models. Related: Recall Alert:… Read More

Recall Alert: 3.2 Million Nissan, Infiniti and Chevrolet Vehicles

By Jennifer Newman on April 29, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3.2 million model-year 2016-17 Nissan Maxima sedans; 2013-16 Nissan Altima sedans, NV200 cargo vans, Leaf hatchbacks and Sentra sedans; 2013-17 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs; 2014-16 Infiniti QX60 SUVs and Q50 sedans; 2014-17 Nissan Rogue SUVs; 2015-16 Nissan… Read More

2016 Nissan Murano: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on April 28, 2016

Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in March 2015 about the 2015 Nissan Murano. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here or check out a side-by-side comparison of… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Kia K900

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,100 model-year 2015-16 Kia K900 sedans manufactured between Dec. 18, 2013, and Jan. 11, 2016, equipped with LED headlights The Problem: When using the multifunction light switch in Auto mode, electrical resistance may build in the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Mazda CX-3, 2013-2014 Mazda2, 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5, 2013-2015 Mazda CX-9

By Tom Torbjornsen on April 27, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 575 model-year 2016 Mazda CX-3 SUVs manufactured between June 1 and Dec. 2, 2015; 2013-14 Mazda2 hatchbacks manufactured between July 3, 2013, and Aug. 8, 2014; 2014-16 CX-5 SUVs manufactured between Jan. 19, 2013, and Dec.… Read More