Safety

Latest Airbag Recall Could Affect Millions, and It's Not From Takata

By Kelsey Mays on February 8, 2016


CARS.COM — A major new airbag recall could affect owners of nearly 2 million vehicles in the U.S., and it's not from Takata. It's important that you get the problem fixed with Continental airbag systems, but some of the automakers… Read More

Latest Airbag Recall Could Affect Millions, and It's Not From Takata

By Kelsey Mays on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — A major new airbag recall could affect owners of nearly 2 million vehicles in the U.S., and it's not from Takata. It's important that you get the problem fixed with Continental airbag systems, but some of the automakers… Read More

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up a Lot in First Nine Months of 2015

By Kelsey Mays on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — A preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a big increase in the number of traffic deaths through the first nine months of 2015. NHTSA said today that 26,000 people died in traffic accidents from… Read More

Honda, Acura Recall 2.2 Million More Cars for Takata Airbags

By Kelsey Mays on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — More specifics of Takata's Jan. 22 airbag recall expansion became known this week as Honda detailed what could be the biggest group of cars involved. The automaker said Wednesday it would recall 2.23 million U.S. cars for Takata… Read More

Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Dodge and Chrysler Minivans, 2009 Dodge Journey

By Jennifer Geiger on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 112,000 model-year 2009 Dodge Journey SUVS, model-year 2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and the related model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans. The Problem: In the affected vehicles, occupant restraint controller components exposed… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — Full-size pickup trucks can work well for families with up to three children, and we've had a lot of success fitting three car seats into full-size crew-cab trucks in our Car Seat Checks. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado's roomy backseat… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5

By Jennifer Geiger on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: All model-year 2014-16 CX-5 compact crossovers are affected; that's 264,463 vehicles. The Problem: Mazda reports that the fuel filler pipe could rupture during a rear collision, creating potential for a fuel leak. This increases the risk of… Read More

Ryan Reynolds to Provide Super Bowl Distraction With Hyundai Ad

By Matt Schmitz on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Five days before Ryan Reynolds hits the big screen as a violent, facially disfigured comic-book antihero in "Deadpool," the star will trade on his characteristic good looks and beguiling charm in a Super Bowl commercial for Hyundai. The… Read More

Recall Alert: Graco Convertible Car Seats

By Jennifer Geiger on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM Models Affected: Graco is recalling approximately 47,000 mislabeled convertible car seats. Affected models include Graco ComfortSport, Ready Ride and Classic Ride convertible car seats sold between March 2014 and February 2015 with the following model numbers: 1794333, 1813040, 1812930,… Read More

IIHS: Auto-Braking Slashes Rear-End Crashes, Injuries by 40 Percent

By Matt Schmitz on January 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Your friends may have your back, but crash-prevention technology has your front. A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that front crash prevention systems reduce rear-end crashes and resulting injuries by about 40 percent.… Read More

How to Use a Backup Camera Correctly

By Lynn Walford on January 27, 2016

CARS.COM — Backup cameras are critical to reducing the more than 200 deaths and 15,000 injuries caused by backover crashes each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Backup cameras, however, differ from car to car, making it… Read More