safety

How to Get Your Stolen Car Back

By Matt Schmitz on August 28, 2015


We at Cars.com aren't ones to toot our own horn, but in addition to being a leading online source for car shoppers and owners, we can add another function to our job description: crime fighters. OK, we're not exactly Batman… Read More

How to Get Your Stolen Car Back

By Matt Schmitz on August 28, 2015

We at Cars.com aren't ones to toot our own horn, but in addition to being a leading online source for car shoppers and owners, we can add another function to our job description: crime fighters. OK, we're not exactly Batman… Read More

Next-Gen Car-Theft Tactics Are New Model for Criminals

By Matt Schmitz on August 27, 2015

The ethical debate over cloning has been going on for decades before and since Dolly the sheep in 1996, though who could've ever foreseen that someday humans would start cloning cars? But that's what's happening ... well, sort of. Related:… Read More

2015 Toyota Sienna: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on August 27, 2015

Sometimes little changes can add up to a big improvement. That's the case for the Toyota Sienna minivan, which underwent some minor revisions for the 2015 model year. We tested the 2015 Sienna earlier this year, but decided to revisit… Read More

IIHS Releases New Crop of Front Crash Prevention Scores

By Jennifer Geiger on August 26, 2015

In 2013, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety added a new component to its Top Safety Pick Plus designation; only vehicles with front crash prevention systems could qualify for the agency's highest safety score. Automakers are taking notice. Once only… Read More

Price of High-Tech Security Could Be Carjacking Comeback

By Matt Schmitz on August 26, 2015

As advanced anti-theft technologies make cars increasingly difficult to steal, some auto thieves are turning to clever and innovative new methods, but many others are reverting to a tried-and-true classic: carjacking. Carjacking is perhaps the lowest-tech, least-complex approach to stealing… Read More

Car Seat Review: Muv Kussen Infant Car Seat

By Jennifer Geiger on August 26, 2015

A quick look at car-seat misuse statics reveals something parents know all too well: installing a car seat correctly isn't easy. One of the toughest parts is securing it as tightly as possible so your little one is safely and… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Subaru Legacy, Outback

By Matt Schmitz on August 25, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 3,000 model-year 2015-16 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback wagons manufactured between July 3 and July 27, 2015 The Problem: Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke; oil leaking onto the… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Traverse: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on August 25, 2015

Chevrolet's Traverse has one of the biggest cargo areas in the three-row SUV class. That coupled with a roomy second row and newly standard OnStar 4G LTE connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot functionality (data subscription required) should really make it… Read More

NHTSA: 2016 Acura RDX, Nissan Maxima, Honda HR-V Earn Five-Star Safety Rating

By Matt Schmitz on August 24, 2015

The revised 2016 Acura RDX, the redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima and the all-new 2016 Honda HR-V have earned the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's five-star safety rating for crashworthiness. Related: More Safety News The RDX compact luxury SUV repeated its… Read More

Recall Alert: 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

By Matt Schmitz on August 24, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 60,000 model-year 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt cars manufactured between Jan. 4 and June 23, 2010 The Problem: The vehicles may be equipped with an improperly routed side-impact sensor wiring harness in the driver-side front door; this could cause… Read More