Safety

Chevrolet Cruze, GMC Acadia Safety Ratings Drop

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Jan 17 13:01:06 GMT-06:00 2017


CARS.COM — For their respective 2016 and 2017 redesigns, the Chevrolet Cruze and GMC Acadia lost weight, size or both. Unfortunately, they also lost some crashworthiness in the process, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Related: 2017 GMC Acadia… Read More

Chevrolet Cruze, GMC Acadia Safety Ratings Drop

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Jan 17 13:01:06 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — For their respective 2016 and 2017 redesigns, the Chevrolet Cruze and GMC Acadia lost weight, size or both. Unfortunately, they also lost some crashworthiness in the process, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration. Related: 2017 GMC Acadia… Read More

2017 Kia Soul: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Jan 17 12:40:34 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The cool, cubical Kia Soul generally endears itself to society's younger circles, but that doesn't mean it can't cater to the really young — your car-seat-age children. The biggest change for the five-seat Soul in the 2017 model… Read More

2016 Traffic Death Stats Continue Rise

By Fred Meier on Fri Jan 13 14:30:42 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Traffic fatalities through the first nine months of 2016 were up 8 percent from the same period in 2015 to 27,875 people killed according to data released today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The toll continues the… Read More

Takata Settles Federal Probe for $1 Billion

By Kelsey Mays on Fri Jan 13 13:18:29 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The Justice Department announced today it will settle a criminal investigation with Takata Corp. for $1 billion over the Japanese auto supplier's defective airbag inflators, which have thus far been linked to 11 U.S. deaths and tens of… Read More

Recall Alert: 2017 Maserati Levante S

By Matt Schmitz on Fri Jan 13 09:06:50 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,500 model-year 2017 Maserati Levante S SUVs The Problem: The engine software may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is approximate 2 mph, increasing the… Read More

Report: Takata Could Pay $1 Billion to Settle Probe

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Jan 12 13:46:57 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reports that Takata Corp. is expected to pay $1 billion to settle an investigation with the U.S. Department of Justice as early as Friday. Takata is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges and… Read More

Is Your Car Part of the Takata Airbag Recall?

By Kelsey Mays on Thu Jan 12 13:00:00 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — Which cars are included in the Takata airbag inflator recall? As of January 2017, the massive airbag inflator recall already covered 46 million airbag inflators in 29 million cars in the U.S. after a massive expansion earlier in 2016 —… Read More

Recall Alert: 2017 Volvo S60, V60, XC60

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Jan 12 12:15:13 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 377 model-year 2017 Volvo S60 and S60 Cross Country sedans, V60 and V60 Cross Country wagons, and XC60 SUVs The Problem: The driver- and front-passenger-seat side-mounted airbags have inflator initiators that may fail to ignite in… Read More

Recall Alert: Thorley Infant Car Seats

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Jan 12 10:37:29 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM Car Seats Affected: Thorley Industries is recalling approximately 1,600 rear-facing infant car seats. Affected models include 4moms Self Installing Rear-facing Infant Car Seats manufactured between July 1 and Oct. 31, 2016, all model number 1032; parents can find the… Read More

2017 Toyota Highlander Earns Top Safety Rating

By Matt Schmitz on Tue Jan 10 14:43:49 GMT-06:00 2017

CARS.COM — The 2017 Toyota Highlander has not lost any ground to its predecessor when it comes to crashworthiness. Toyota announced today that the 2017 Highlander has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway… Read More