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Honda fixes Fit flaw, improves performance on key crash test [w/video]

Honda fixes Fit flaw, improves performance on key crash test [w/video]

Filed under: Safety, Hatchback, Honda The Fit's grade on the small-front overlap test improved from "marginal" to "acceptable." Back in March, safety engineers at Honda were disappointed when the much-anticipated 2015 Fit received a substandard grade on an important crash test conducted by the [more]
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Thieves still love older Hondas and pickups most, says NICB [w/video]

Thieves still love older Hondas and pickups most, says NICB [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Truck, Government/Legal, Safety, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Nissan, Toyota No one wants to have their car stolen, but a new study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau has some bad news for older Honda owners and pickup drivers. Fortunately, it has better news for dri [more]
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NHTSA launches VIN search tool for finding recalls

NHTSA launches VIN search tool for finding recalls

Filed under: Recalls, Safety We've already seen more vehicles recalled this year than any year on record. General Motors alone has issued campaigns covering about 25.75 million cars in the US. Finally, with 2014 more than half gone, it appears that the rate of these announcements is finally startin [more]
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2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback crash their way to IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback crash their way to IIHS Top Safety Pick+ ratings [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Safety, Videos, Subaru The Subaru Legacy and Outback are the latest vehicles to be awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's most prestigious safety title, Top Safety Pick+. As we've explained many times before, this only applies vehicles that can score an "Ac [more]
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Paraplegic woman suing GM over 3rd degree seat-heater burns [w/video]

Paraplegic woman suing GM over 3rd degree seat-heater burns [w/video]

Filed under: SUV, Government/Legal, Safety, Videos, Chevrolet, GM A quick Google search for "danger of heated seats" reveals any number of news stories about burn risks and the potential for damage to the, um, potency, of men. For most of us, though, we know when a heated seat gets too hot. 26-year [more]
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Ford issues four recalls covering 163k vehicles

Ford issues four recalls covering 163k vehicles

Filed under: Budget, Minivan/Van, Performance, Recalls, Safety, Crossover, Hatchback, Ford, Specialty Recalls! 2014 will be forever remembered as the year that automakers went recall crazy, with millions and millions of vehicles adding up to crush previous recall records well before the end of the [more]
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What you missed on 8.18.14

What you missed on 8.18.14

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Safety, Technology, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury We take the 2014 Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic for a Quick Spin We start off talking about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic by pointing out that it may be a bit of a bargain, comi [more]
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Aston Martin may be forced to stop selling DB9, Vantage in US [w/poll]

Aston Martin may be forced to stop selling DB9, Vantage in US [w/poll]

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Safety, Aston Martin, Luxury There are any number of factors that are making it increasingly difficult for a small-scale, independent automaker like Aston Martin to stay competitive in today's automotive marketplace, from purchasing power to R&D cap [more]
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Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted on corruption charges

Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted on corruption charges

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety A former chief executive officer of one of the world's largest makers of red-light traffic cameras was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, along with two city officials in Chicago. A federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment against the t [more]
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2015 Chrysler 200 earns Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

2015 Chrysler 200 earns Top Safety Pick+ [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Safety, Videos If safety is a priority in your next car purchase, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looks like a pretty good bet, according to a recent evaluation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The new sedan scored top marks in all of the agency's crash tests and a "Superi [more]
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177k Toyota Camry Hybrids being recalled for brake issue [UPDATE]

177k Toyota Camry Hybrids being recalled for brake issue [UPDATE]

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Recalls, Safety, Toyota UPDATE: The limited service campaign issued by Toyota, and reported on by Consumer Reports, is actually unchanged from our earlier report in July. New reports led us to believe that there was further action regarding the Camry Hybrid brake fluid r [more]
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Chrysler, Nissan looking into claim that their cars are industry's most hackable

Chrysler, Nissan looking into claim that their cars are industry's most hackable

Filed under: Sedan, SUV, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Chrysler, Infiniti, Jeep, Nissan, Luxury, Off-Road A pair of cyber security experts have awarded the ignominious title of most hackable vehicles on American roads to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Infiniti Q50 and 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Charli [more]
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Retired NASCAR driver creating fund to help racers with concussions [w/video]

Retired NASCAR driver creating fund to help racers with concussions [w/video]

Filed under: Motorsports, Safety, Racing Motorsports these days tends to be pretty safe, even if the danger of pushing a car or motorcycle to its absolute limit can never be entirely removed. Compared to the frequent deaths of the '60s and earlier, we live in good times, however, in just the last f [more]
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Hyundai fined $17.35 million for late Genesis recall

Hyundai fined $17.35 million for late Genesis recall

Filed under: Sedan, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Hyundai, Luxury The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has slapped Hyundai with a $17.35 million fine for delaying a recall on the 2009 to 2012 Hyundai Genesis sedan back in 2013. The recall grew from the original figure of 27,500 u [more]
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Saturn Vue ignition switch leads to new group of GM recalls totaling 312k

Saturn Vue ignition switch leads to new group of GM recalls totaling 312k

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Saturn General Motors has another spate of recalls to announce. This time they cover 312,280 vehicles worldwide, including 269,041 of in the US, in a total of six campaigns. In 2014, the automaker has recalled 29,079,765 vehicles worldwide, wit [more]
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18k VW Routan minivans added to ignition switch recall list

18k VW Routan minivans added to ignition switch recall list

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Recalls, Safety, Volkswagen We've had a brief reprieve recently from automakers suffering from ignition switch issues, but the problems have reared their ugly head, again. This time it's not from General Motors; instead, the 2009 model year Volkswagen Routan is getting swe [more]
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Ford-sponsored survey says a third of Brits have snapped a 'selfie' while driving [w/videos]

Ford-sponsored survey says a third of Brits have snapped a 'selfie' while driving [w/videos]

Filed under: Safety, Ford, UK Talking on the phone while driving isn't advisable, and texting while driving is downright dangerous. Considering those truths, the fact that we even need to point this out this is incredibly disturbing: taking "selfies" while behind the wheel is exceptionally stupid. [more]
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What you missed on 8.7.14

What you missed on 8.7.14

Filed under: Hybrid, Europe, Safety, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Electric First Drive: 2014 Volkswagen Scirocco R What better way to celebrate your Thirsty Thursday than with an illicit sip of some forbidden fruit? The newly updated Volkswagen Scirocco R may not be headed Stateside anytime soon, but th [more]
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Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

Think air travel is risky? Try driving a car

Filed under: Safety It was a terrible stretch for aviation. In an eight-day span last month, three commercial plane crashes killed 462 people. By now the flight numbers and grim circumstances are familiar: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, downed by a missile over the Ukraine. TransAsia 222, crashed on [more]
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GM SUV window switch recall urges owners to park vehicles outside

GM SUV window switch recall urges owners to park vehicles outside

Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Safety, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC It's not unusual for there to be a lag between an automaker announcing a recall and the official documentation showing up on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. So it's no surprise that a recent GM campaign took about [more]
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