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Nissan expands regional airbag recall to 45k Sentras [UPDATE]

Nissan expands regional airbag recall to 45k Sentras [UPDATE]

Filed under: Recalls, Nissan, Safety, United States, SedanNissan is expanding its regional recall of Takata airbag inflators for 45,000 Sentras from the 2004 to 2006 model years. A woman in Louisiana was reportedly injured by one of the rupturing parts in March.Continue reading Nissan expands region [more]
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Volkswagen recalls 20k Routans to replace ignition switch

Volkswagen recalls 20k Routans to replace ignition switch

Filed under: Recalls, Volkswagen, Safety, United States, Minivan/VanVolkswagen is recalling 20,676 units of the 2009-2010 Routan to replace their key fobs and ignition switches in an amendment to a campaign from last year.Continue reading Volkswagen recalls 20k Routans to replace ignition switchVolk [more]
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Aluminum Ford F-150 earns five-star crash rating [w/video]

Aluminum Ford F-150 earns five-star crash rating [w/video]

Filed under: Green, Ford, Safety, TruckThe 2015 Ford F-150 and its aluminum structure has scored so high in NHTSA's crash testing that it's been awarded the prestigious five-star safety rating.Continue reading Aluminum Ford F-150 earns five-star crash rating [w/video]Aluminum Ford F-150 earns five-s [more]
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Honda claims another injury from Takata airbag failure

Honda claims another injury from Takata airbag failure

Filed under: Honda, Safety, United StatesHonda has confirmed that the driver of a 2003 Civic was harmed when the car's airbag inflator ruptured and sprayed shrapnel. The injuries were reportedly to the person's neck.Continue reading Honda claims another injury from Takata airbag failureHonda claims [more]
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NHTSA investigating 33k Subaru Imprezas for airbag sensor flaw

NHTSA investigating 33k Subaru Imprezas for airbag sensor flaw

Filed under: Government/Legal, Subaru, Safety, United StatesNHTSA is opening an investigation into the 2012 Subaru Impreza that could affect an estimated 33,500 cars. In the vehicles, the Occupant Detection System might not correctly identify the passenger and not deploy the airbags in a collision.C [more]
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GM ignition switch death count rises to 84

GM ignition switch death count rises to 84

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United StatesThe GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility continues its weekly release of deaths and injuries caused by the automaker's bad ignition switch. In the latest tally, it records 84 deaths and a total of 157 people harmed.Continue readi [more]
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US Army developing crash test dummy to measure shock waves

US Army developing crash test dummy to measure shock waves

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, MilitaryThe US Army has commissioned a tech company to develop a new type of crash-test dummy that will better measure the forces exerted on soldiers by IEDs.Continue reading US Army developing crash test dummy to measure shock wavesUS Army developing crash tes [more]
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Driver captures insane footage after near miss with tornado

Driver captures insane footage after near miss with tornado

Filed under: Videos, Weird Car News, Safety, United States, Autoblog BlackWatch this terrifying video to see what a massive tornado looks like from the driver's seat of a car that's way too close to the danger zone.Continue reading Driver captures insane footage after near miss with tornadoDriver ca [more]
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Uber's curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea

Uber's curbside breathalyzer strikes us as a good idea

Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Safety, Canada, Smartphone, TechnologyUber is showing that the ride service can make the roads safer with Uber Safe in Canada. A sidewalk breathalyzer offers free shuttles to those who are too drunk to drive.Continue reading Uber's curbside breathal [more]
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Nissan recalls 76k Rogues for faulty fuel pumps

Nissan recalls 76k Rogues for faulty fuel pumps

Filed under: Recalls, Nissan, Safety, United StatesNissan is recalling over 76,000 examples of the 2014 Rogue because of faulty fuel pumps. Loose plating inside of them can come off and cause the part to stop working.Continue reading Nissan recalls 76k Rogues for faulty fuel pumpsNissan recalls 76k [more]
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NHTSA closes 4-year GM investigation, issues common sense advisory [w/video]

NHTSA closes 4-year GM investigation, issues common sense advisory [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Safety, United States, SUV, TruckNHTSA is closing a four-year investigation into possible brake line corrosion in GM trucks in snowy states with a common-sense safety advisory to all drivers. If you live in an area that uses salt on the road [more]
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NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem

NHTSA probes Nissan Versa for potential pedal problem

Filed under: Government/Legal, Nissan, Safety, United States, Hatchback, SedanNHTSA is performing an engineering analysis on the 2013-2015 Versa and Versa Note because portions of the footwell might trap the driver's foot. This can cause unintended acceleration and delayed braking.Continue reading N [more]
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NHTSA investigating Ford's solution to May 2014 power steering recall

NHTSA investigating Ford's solution to May 2014 power steering recall

Filed under: Recalls, Ford, Mercury, Safety, CrossoverNHTSA is taking a second look at the May 2014 power steering recall that affected 740,000 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner crossovers after a complaint was filed by an owner who says Ford's fix wasn't sufficient the first time around.Continue read [more]
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NHTSA investigating 500k Ford and Mercury cars for lighting failures

NHTSA investigating 500k Ford and Mercury cars for lighting failures

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford, Mercury, Safety, United States, SedanA consumer advocacy group in North Carolina wants NHTSA to re-open its investigation into front lighting failures on the Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis. The agency alleges that the problem is still occurring, an [more]
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General Motors' death toll rises to 80 in ignition-switch crisis

General Motors' death toll rises to 80 in ignition-switch crisis

Filed under: GM, SafetyAt least 80 motorists have been killed by defective General Motors ignition switches, according to figures released by the administrator in charge of compensating victims.Continue reading General Motors' death toll rises to 80 in ignition-switch crisisGeneral Motors' death tol [more]
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Georgia jury awards $150 million in Jeep fire case

Georgia jury awards $150 million in Jeep fire case

Filed under: Government/Legal, Jeep, Safety, United States, SUVA jury in Georgia has awarded $150 million in damages in the case of a fire in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee where a child died. FCA US is responsible for 99 percent of that and is still deciding whether to appeal.Continue reading Georgia j [more]
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New Chevy Malibu helps parents monitor teen driver's performance

New Chevy Malibu helps parents monitor teen driver's performance

Filed under: New York Auto Show, Chevrolet, SafetyFor teens, a driver's license can represent freedom. For parents, it can represent fear. Now there's a way parents can alleviate some of their worries and monitor their teen drivers.Continue reading New Chevy Malibu helps parents monitor teen driver' [more]
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Volvo LifePaint makes cyclists safer by making them more visible

Volvo LifePaint makes cyclists safer by making them more visible

Filed under: Green, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Volvo, Safety, UKVolvo has partnered with a UK advertising agency and the company Albedo 100 to create LifePaint. It's a reflective spray designed for bicyclists that makes them shine when hit with light at night. The company is handing out 2,000 ca [more]
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New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities

New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalities

Filed under: SafetyVision Zero, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious plan to end all traffic deaths, has already improved safety, but not everybody is happy.Continue reading New York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatalitiesNew York hits speed bumps in pursuit of zero traffic fatal [more]
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Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras

Americans show lukewarm support for red-light cameras

Filed under: Safety, Police/EmergencyA new survey shows Americans support police using red-light cameras in traffic enforcement. They're not as enthusiastic about speed-camera use.Continue reading Americans show lukewarm support for red-light camerasAmericans show lukewarm support for red-light came [more]
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