Safety

Recall Alert: Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat

By Jennifer Geiger on July 29, 2016


CARS.COM Car Seats Affected: Approximately 39,000 Combi Coccoro convertible child restraints; only model number 8220 seats manufactured between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 29, 2016 are affected. You can locate your car seat's model information on a sticker on the… Read More

Recall Alert: Combi Coccoro Convertible Car Seat

By Jennifer Geiger on July 29, 2016

CARS.COM Car Seats Affected: Approximately 39,000 Combi Coccoro convertible child restraints; only model number 8220 seats manufactured between Jan. 1, 2009 and June 29, 2016 are affected. You can locate your car seat's model information on a sticker on the… Read More

Future of Headlights Shine Light On Safety

By Justin Murphy on July 29, 2016

CARS.COM — While headlights may not be on the top of many car shoppers' checklists, they've recently been in the spotlight after testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed poor illumination performances. Here's a guide to popular headlight… Read More

Self-Driving Mercedes Commercial Spurs Call for Greater Scrutiny

By Kelsey Mays on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Safety and consumer advocates issued a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission on July 27 to investigate a Mercedes-Benz commercial that promotes the redesigned E-Class' self-driving abilities. Related: Self-Driving Cars: The Big List of Which Automakers Do… Read More

10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

2017 GMC Acadia's Rear Seat Reminder Helps Prevent In-Car Heatstroke

By Jennifer Newman on July 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Twenty-three children have died of in-car heatstroke so far this year, according to NoHeatStroke.org, and we haven't even reached August yet. In-car heatstroke deaths are often accidents that happen because parents or caregivers are harried, distracted or have… Read More

2017 Hyundai Elantra Earns Top IIHS Award

By Matt Schmitz on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — The redesigned Hyundai Elantra has stepped up its safety game significantly for the 2017 model year. Structural improvements and new safety features have earned the compact sedan a place among the most-crashworthy cars on the road as the… Read More

J.D. Power Study Reveals Dismal Recall Completion Rates

By Matt Schmitz on July 26, 2016

CARS.COM — As the lottery slogan goes, "You can't win if you don't play." Likewise, when it comes to automotive recalls, you can't be safe if you don't get the problem fixed. According to a new study by J.D. Power,… Read More

Volvo Plans to Sell Car With Self-Driving Capability by 2021

By Fred Meier on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Volvo plans to have for sale a self-driving vehicle by 2021, matching the ambitious timetable recently announced by rival BMW. "It's our ambition to have a car that can drive fully autonomously on the highway by 2021," Volvo… Read More

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz Still Selling Cars With Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators, Report Finds

By Kelsey Mays on July 22, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari join the list of automakers that have admitted they still use the most problematic Takata airbag inflators in new cars, according to a new U.S. Senate report. The report, issued July 20 by the Senate's… Read More

Driving Smart: Common Car Seat Mistakes

By Jennifer Geiger on July 22, 2016

When it comes to child-safety-seat installation and use, there's a good chance that you're doing it wrong, and it's often the little things that lead to misuse. As one of Cars.com's certified car-seat technicians, I highlight some of the biggest… Read More