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2015 Car Seat Trends

By Jennifer Newman on March 5, 2015

Child-safety seats are always evolving as manufacturers look to create safer and easier-to-use car seats that meet changing federal standards. Related: Car Seat Checks This year, the National Highw... Read More
Honda Failed to Report Airbag-Related Deaths, Injuries

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

GM has some company in the hot seat: Another automaker is coming under fire for failing to report safety problems in a timely manner. According to the Detroit Free Press, Honda underreported how ma... Read More
NHTSA Tells Chrysler to Expand Its Takata Airbag Recall

By Jennifer Newman on March 5, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put Chrysler in the hot seat Tuesday, telling the automaker to expand its June recall of vehicles with defective Takata airbags and to report the ... Read More
GM: 58 Percent of U.S. Cars in Ignition Recall Are Fixed

By Kelsey Mays on March 5, 2015

GM has repaired nearly 6 in 10 small cars it recalled for faulty ignitions earlier this year. That’s what The Detroit News reported on Nov. 28; GM spokesman Alan Adler confirmed the numbers t... Read More
Get Winter-Ready for the Road

By Courtney Messenbaugh on March 5, 2015

Just like every character in “Game of Thrones,” we know that winter is coming. According to the 2015 Farmer’s Almanac, this winter promises to be packed with freezing temperatures... Read More
Lexus Plans New Collision-Avoidance Safety Package

By Kelsey Mays on March 5, 2015

Lexus plans to roll out a new safety package in 2015 and offer it across its lineup by the end of 2017 — so, in all likelihood, the 2018 model year. Dubbed Lexus Safety System Plus, the package wil... Read More
2015 Acura TLX: Car Seat Check

By Matt Schmitz on March 5, 2015

The 2015 Acura TLX, the new five-seat midsize sedan that is the luxury brand’s years-long bid to win back buyers after an unpopular 2009 TL redesign, improves upon the models it succeeds in m... Read More
NHTSA Investigates Timing of Graco Car-Seat Recall

By Jennifer Newman on March 5, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it’s investigating if car-seat manufacturer Graco Children’s Products was slow to recall millions of child-safety seats this... Read More
Many Automakers Expand Takata Airbag Recall, But Feds Still Want More

By Kelsey Mays on March 5, 2015

At least six automakers expanded their recalls this week for faulty airbag inflators from parts supplier Takata Corp. The affected airbags can launch shrapnel into passengers as they deploy; incide... Read More
Recall Alert: 2013-15 Volkswagen Beetle

By Jennifer Geiger on March 5, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,000 model-year 2013-15 versions of the Volkswagen Beetle manufactured between June 13, 2013, and July 3, 2014 The Problem: When the affected vehicles are driven o... Read More