Safety

BMW Recalls 840,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflators

By Fred Meier on February 10, 2016


CARS.COM — BMW announced today that it is recalling about 840,000 vehicles for driver-side airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. that could rupture and send bits of shrapnel at the occupants of the vehicle, causing injury or death.  Related: 5… Read More

BMW Recalls 840,000 Vehicles for Takata Airbag Inflators

By Fred Meier on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — BMW announced today that it is recalling about 840,000 vehicles for driver-side airbag inflators made by Takata Corp. that could rupture and send bits of shrapnel at the occupants of the vehicle, causing injury or death.  Related: 5… Read More

Takata Airbag Recall: Volkswagen and Audi Recall 850,000 Cars

By Matt Schmitz on February 10, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen Group today announced that it is recalling about 850,000 cars equipped with potentially defective airbag inflators manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. This latest action is part of a considerable expansion in January of the massive ongoing recall… Read More

Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Vans to Recall 841,000 Cars Over Takata Airbags

By Kelsey Mays on February 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Mercedes-Benz will recall some 705,000 cars in the U.S. over potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, parent company Daimler AG said today. Daimler also will recall some 136,000 commercial vans — sold under various brands, including Mercedes — because… Read More

Latest Airbag Recall Could Affect Millions, and It's Not From Takata

By Kelsey Mays on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — A major new airbag recall could affect owners of nearly 2 million vehicles in the U.S., and it's not from Takata. It's important that you get the problem fixed with Continental airbag systems, but some of the automakers… Read More

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up a Lot in First Nine Months of 2015

By Kelsey Mays on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — A preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a big increase in the number of traffic deaths through the first nine months of 2015. NHTSA said today that 26,000 people died in traffic accidents from… Read More

Honda, Acura Recall 2.2 Million More Cars for Takata Airbags

By Kelsey Mays on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — More specifics of Takata's Jan. 22 airbag recall expansion became known this week as Honda detailed what could be the biggest group of cars involved. The automaker said Wednesday it would recall 2.23 million U.S. cars for Takata… Read More

Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Dodge and Chrysler Minivans, 2009 Dodge Journey

By Jennifer Geiger on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 112,000 model-year 2009 Dodge Journey SUVS, model-year 2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and the related model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans. The Problem: In the affected vehicles, occupant restraint controller components exposed… Read More

2016 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM — Full-size pickup trucks can work well for families with up to three children, and we've had a lot of success fitting three car seats into full-size crew-cab trucks in our Car Seat Checks. The 2016 Chevrolet Silverado's roomy backseat… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2016 Mazda CX-5

By Jennifer Geiger on February 2, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: All model-year 2014-16 CX-5 compact crossovers are affected; that's 264,463 vehicles. The Problem: Mazda reports that the fuel filler pipe could rupture during a rear collision, creating potential for a fuel leak. This increases the risk of… Read More

Ryan Reynolds to Provide Super Bowl Distraction With Hyundai Ad

By Matt Schmitz on February 1, 2016

CARS.COM — Five days before Ryan Reynolds hits the big screen as a violent, facially disfigured comic-book antihero in "Deadpool," the star will trade on his characteristic good looks and beguiling charm in a Super Bowl commercial for Hyundai. The… Read More