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Takata in Talks With Feds Over Penalty, Another Death Confirmed

By Fred Meier on September 28, 2016


CARS.COM — Takata reportedly is in talks with the Justice Department to settle potential federal criminal charges over its defective airbag inflators, even as another fatal crash has been confirmed. Related: Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million… Read More

Takata in Talks With Feds Over Penalty, Another Death Confirmed

By Fred Meier on September 28, 2016

CARS.COM — Takata reportedly is in talks with the Justice Department to settle potential federal criminal charges over its defective airbag inflators, even as another fatal crash has been confirmed. Related: Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million… Read More

EPA Recalculates MPG Ratings for 2017

By Kelsey Mays on September 26, 2016

CARS.COM — Shopping for a 2017 model-year car? Beware: The EPA has changed how it calculates window-sticker gas mileage for 2017 in an effort to better reflect real-world mileage, according to the agency and automakers. And the agency has announced… Read More

Recall Alert: 80,000 Audi Convertibles, Coupes, Hybrids, Sedans and SUVs

By Matt Schmitz on September 26, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 80,000 model-year 2016 Audi TT and A3 convertibles, A3 sedans and A3 e-tron plug-in hybrids; model-year 2016-17 TT coupes; model-year 2017 A4 sedans and Q7 SUVs; and model-year 2015-17 Q3 SUVs The Problem: Vehicles may have… Read More

Recall Alert: 2010-2013 Audi A8

By Matt Schmitz on September 21, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 9,000 model-year 2010-13 Audi A8 luxury sedans manufactured between May 15, 2010, and May 14, 2012 The Problem: A coolant valve may leak, allowing coolant to enter the engine control module; this could cause a loss… Read More

Volvo Unveils Cross Country Version of V90 Wagon

By Fred Meier on September 16, 2016

CARS.COM — Volvo has unveiled a "ruggedized," higher-riding Cross County version of its soon-to-come V90 luxury wagon. The model will complete Volvo's top-end 90 series that includes the 2017 S90 sedan, the V90 wagon and the XC90 SUV, continuing the brand's rebuilding… Read More

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Starts at $27,770

By Fred Meier on September 13, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen's Golf Alltrack all-wheel-drive wagon will start at $27,770 for a base S model with automatic transmission when it goes on sale in October. VW says a cheaper S model with a six-speed manual will be available "in… Read More

2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf Air-Conditioning Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on September 12, 2016

CARS.COM The problem: Air conditioning either does not cool, or the compressor makes a grinding or groaning noise as it does cool. Either symptom is intermittent. This may be due to a faulty air-conditioning compressor regulator valve. Vehicles affected by… Read More

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Charges Over Emissions Scandal

By Kelsey Mays on September 9, 2016

CARS.COM — A Volkswagen engineer has pled guilty to criminal charges from the U.S. Department of Justice related to his role in the automaker's ongoing diesel emissions scandal. The DOJ announced today that engineer James Robert Liang pleaded guilty and… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on September 8, 2016

CARS.COM — Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the more than five years… Read More

Automakers Make Big Gains in IIHS Car-Seat Installation Ratings

By Matt Schmitz on September 1, 2016

CARS.COM — According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, installing a car seat is getting easier. Now in its second year, the IIHS ratings program for installing car seats counts triple the number of car models receiving scores of… Read More