safety

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

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

FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Cars Over Hacking

By Matt Schmitz on July 24, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a voluntary recall today that addresses concerns over remote hacking of some of its vehicles. The company says the network itself has been repaired as of July 23, so the specific hack can't occur. Related: Hackers… Read More

2016 Acura ILX: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on July 23, 2015

In an attempt to boost sales, Acura tweaked its 2016 ILX compact sedan with some light restyling. The ILX is based on the popular Honda Civic sedan, so that means the two cars have the same interior space, right? Wrong. The… Read More

Marijuana's Effect on Driving Not Cut-and-Dried Issue, Study Shows

By Matt Schmitz on July 23, 2015

Whether you think driving while high is potentially deadly or no big deal, you're likely to find ammunition for your argument in the latest major federally funded study of drugged driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration called its Drug… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011-2015 Dodge Journey

By Matt Schmitz on July 22, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 144,000 model-year 2011-15 Dodge Journey SUVs equipped with the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine The Problem: The plastic engine cover may become dislodged and, if it comes into contact with exhaust components, pose a fire risk. The problem was… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Ford and Lincoln SUVs, 2015 Sedans

By Matt Schmitz on July 22, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,000 model-year 2015-16 Ford Explorer SUVs manufactured at the automaker's Chicago Assembly Plant between May 4 and May 23, 2015; model-year 2015 Taurus sedans manufactured at the Chicago Assembly Plant between May 4 and May 23, 2015;… Read More

Hackers Take Control of Jeep Remotely: What Owners Should Do

By David Thomas on July 22, 2015

Editor's note: A list of specific vehicles impacted was added on July 22. This story was first updated on July 21 to reflect a statement from FCA. In a widely circulated story, Wired is reporting that two hackers have found a… Read More