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Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 64,000 model-year 2013-16 Cadillac ATS sedans; this is an expansion of a previous recall of model-year 2013-15 ATS sedans for the same problem. The 2016 model year has been added to the new recall, and 70 percent… Read More

Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Cadillac ATS

By Matt Schmitz on July 29, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 64,000 model-year 2013-16 Cadillac ATS sedans; this is an expansion of a previous recall of model-year 2013-15 ATS sedans for the same problem. The 2016 model year has been added to the new recall, and 70 percent… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door, 2015 John Cooper Works Two Door

By Jennifer Geiger on July 29, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30,400 model-year 2014-15 Mini Cooper Hardtop Two Door models and S models as well as model-year 2015 John Cooper Works Two Door models The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the affected vehicles do… Read More

App Aims to Ease Your Traffic Signal Anxiety

By Matt Schmitz on July 28, 2015

Every day we're bombarded with all sorts of signals, from missed signals to mixed signals — and then there are traffic signals. We wait, counting the seconds before a light finally turns green, and we hold our breath hoping the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2016 Kia Sorento

By Matt Schmitz on July 28, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,600 model-year 2016 Kia Sorento SUVs manufactured between Oct. 23 and Dec. 10, 2014 The Problem: The front-passenger seat belt's buckle latch assembly may prevent the occupant from fastening the belt, increasing the risk of an injury… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Audi SQ5

By Matt Schmitz on July 28, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,625 model-year 2014-15 Audi SQ5 SUVs manufactured between May 22, 2013, and April 14, 2015 The Problem: The electric power-steering assist system may shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault; if this… Read More

2016 Acura RDX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Geiger on July 28, 2015

Acura's compact crossover got a stylish new face for 2016. Standard LED headlights, an enlarged version of the brand's shield grille and chiseled front end really make the RDX pop in the brand's lineup. Inside, there's a lot to like… Read More

Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep Recalls: What Owners Should Do

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

Part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's civil penalties on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which could amount to $105 million, involve several programs for owners of affected Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. If you have an older Jeep Liberty… Read More

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Pay Up to $105 Million in Recall-Related Penalties

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

It's been a tumultuous week for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Just days after the automaker recalled 1.4 million cars over a hacking threat, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced FCA will have to pay civil penalties of up to $105… Read More

Which Old Cars Have the Best Crash-Test Scores?

By Kelsey Mays on July 27, 2015

If you want an affordable used car, the safest choices aren't necessarily out of the question. Related: Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection Cars.com analyzed Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash-test results for hundreds of models to find… Read More

Do You Know What Your Teen Driver Is Doing? Survey Says No

By Matt Schmitz on July 27, 2015

A few decades ago, public service announcements on TV would admonish parents: "It's 11 o'clock. Do you know where your children are?" In today's smartphone era we are continually connected to one another, and parents may feel confident that they… Read More