According to Dodge, the airbag sensors can be overly sensitive setting off the side airbag if the door has been kicked or slammed with excessive force. Continue Reading...
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Takata Corp. announced today that Stefan Stocker is stepping down from his position as the company’s president. Continue Reading...
Takata has admitted that it still has not determined the reason why its airbags are hurtling metal shards. Continue Reading...
Honda wants to assure its customers that the airbags in the cars they drive are safe. Continue Reading...
In response to the FIFTH recall of the new Honda Fit the company’s board has cut CEO Takanobu Ito’s pay by a whopping 20 percent! Continue Reading...
Toyota is conducting a supplemental recall of some 247,000 vehicles to correct a potential airbag issue. Continue Reading...
Today Chrysler announced that it will recall roughly 22,100 small cargo vans because the side airbags could inadvertently deploy. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen’s popular Jetta sedan just earned Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway safety. Continue Reading...
If you bought a Nissan vehicle from the 2013 or 2014 model year, there’s a good chance your car is being recalled. Continue Reading...
Depending on the results of a government probe, General Motors might find an old recall campaign expanding exponentially. Continue Reading...
New technology will be at work when driver’s side airbags deploy in the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. Continue Reading...
If you’ve had your air bags replaced within the last three years by a repair shop other than a new car dealership, you may want to take heed of a warning that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is releasing. Continue Reading...
Driving is getting safer than ever with new safety features cropping up in cars like weeds on an abandoned Detroit lawn, but the same isn’t true for first responders prying people from the post-crash wreckage. Continue Reading...
Being obese might make car crashes more dangers according to a new study that suggests seriously overweight drivers sustain worse injuries and are more likely to be involved in collisions. Continue Reading...
Split between two vehicles from different eras with separate problems, Transport Canada is announcing recalls for the 2007-08 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2012-13 Hyundai Sonata. Continue Reading...
Cars are now safer to drive than they were a decade ago, according to a new NHTSA study — try to hide your surprise. What might come as news, on the other hand, is how safe cars were according to the study’s findings before recent idiot-proofing. Continue Reading...
Forget about the Geneva Motor Show for a minute. Ignore the sexy exotic cars, the allure, the mystique. Buick is teasing the new Enclave, set to debut at the New York Auto Show on April 4. GM didn’t give any specific details about the car, but promised that more would be revealed in the coming… Continue Reading...
Toyota is recalling 427 2011 RAV4 models because the side-curtain airbags that might not deploy. According to the notice, a propellant with incorrect specifications was used in the airbag inflator. In certain instances that can cause one or both of the devices to fail. The vehicles included in the recall were made between November 24… Continue Reading...
If you own a new GMC or Chevrolet van, there’s a chance the airbags might not be safe. The notice comes after General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that airbags in 1,798 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans manufactured between June 2, 2011 and October 17, 2011 have faulty airbag systems that fail… Continue Reading...
Would you trust new technology with your life? One Chevy Volt owner did, and walked away from a rather serious smash-up mostly unharmed. A forum user on GM-Volt.com posted pictures recently of his totaled Volt on the New Jersey Turnpike. The car (number 187) became a martyr after a nasty highway collision. “Except for some… Continue Reading...
Turns out, being rich and looking good ain’t enough to get you by in this business. The Pagani Huayra has to step in line with the proletariat: just because it’s a six-figure, low-volume supercar, doesn’t grant it an exemption from America’s airbag regulations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stopped giving waivers to their airbag safety… Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to receive a five-star overall vehicle score under the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program. In addition, the Volt is also a 2011 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. “Safety is a key consideration for all buyers no matter… Continue Reading...
Hyundai has recalled over 190,000 Elantra models over concerns that the passenger side airbags might not work properly. The Elantras were from the last generation, built from July 2006 to November 2008, and cover model years 2007 to 2009. The recall deals with a defect in the airbag seat sensor that detects a person’s weight… Continue Reading...
It seems just like yesterday when we heard about the first airbag being installed in an automobile. Can you believe that the airbag is celebrating its 30th anniversary? Time really flies when you’re being safe. Did you know that the first series-production car equipped with an airbag was a Mercedes-Benz S-Class Saloon? The company says… Continue Reading...