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Buckle Up This Memorial Day Weekend


Memorial Day weekend is celebrated as the unofficial start to summer, which means more road trips, parties and fun - but also more car accidents and fatalities as loads of motorists hit the road. This year, AAA forecasts that about

Buckle Up This Memorial Day Weekend

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 21, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is celebrated as the unofficial start to summer, which means more road trips, parties and fun - but also more car accidents and fatalities as loads of motorists hit the road. This year, AAA forecasts that about

2015 Chrysler Town & Country: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman  on May 21, 2015

When it comes to minivans, the Chrysler Town & Country is at the top of many families' shopping list. In 2014, the Town & Country ranked No. 1 in minivan sales with 138,040 sold, according to Automotive News. For the 2015

NHTSA's Latest Takata Recall Is the Largest Ever

By Kelsey Mays  on May 19, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued what could be the largest consumer product recall ever on Tuesday, demanding that Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata recall nearly 34 million cars in the U.S., made by 10 major automakers. Takata had previously recalled

Recall Alert: 2004 Nissan Pathfinder, 2004-2006 Nissan Sentra

By Jennifer Newman  on May 19, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 264,000 model-year 2004 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs manufactured from Jan. 6 to July 19, 2004, and model-year 2004-06 Nissan Sentra sedans built from Jan. 7, 2004, to Aug. 26, 2006. This is an expansion of an earlier recall

2015 Toyota RAV4: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 19, 2015

Toyota's compact crossover carries over relatively unchanged to model-year 2015. Adequate legroom eased the installation of our rear-facing child-safety seats, but tricky top tether anchor placement kept the RAV4 from earning higher grades in our Car Seat Check. More Car

Recall Alert: 2004-2005 Toyota RAV4

By Jennifer Newman  on May 18, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 160,000 model-year 2004-05 Toyota RAV4 compact SUVs manufactured between May 13, 2003, and Oct. 25, 2005 The Problem: In the recalled vehicles, the driver-side dual-stage frontal airbag may be susceptible to moisture intrusion, which could cause the

Nissan Promises Self-Driving Features by 2020

By Kelsey Mays  on May 18, 2015

Even as companies from Google to Audi have promised self-driving cars by the end of the decade, experts admit we still have a long way to go. Still, that hasn't stopped Nissan from holding firm on its goal announced nearly two years ago to have autonomous cars by 2020.

License Renewal Procedures Vary for Older Drivers

By Jen Burklow  on May 18, 2015

Just as they keep a tighter rein on teen drivers, many states also keep a closer eye on older drivers through more frequent driver license renewals. People older than 50 made up almost half of all licensed U.S. drivers in

Government Wants to Accelerate Car-to-Car Communication

By Kelsey Mays  on May 14, 2015

What if your car knew that an oncoming driver engrossed in his smartphone would blow the stop sign ahead? You'd avoid a serious accident by waiting for him to fly by, thanks to his car sending electronic signals to yours.

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Acura MDX, RLX

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 19,500 model-year 2014-15 Acura MDX crossovers and RLX sedans equipped with the brand's collision mitigation braking system The Problem: According to the automaker, if a vehicle detected ahead is traveling near a metallic structure, the system could