Honda plans to recall 2002-2004 Honda CR-V and 2003 Honda Pilot SUVs next month. According the company, about 554,000 of the Honda sport-utility vehicles have wiring faults that may fail to to turn on the front low beam headlights.
General Motors announced yesterday that it is replacing the portable charging devices used to recharge the Chevrolet Volt from any standard 120-volt household electrical outlet. The new charger is said to have a thicker and more durable cable to enhance the charger's durability, said GM.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has some mixed safety news for those who choose hybrid cars such as the Honda Civic Hybrid. The chances of being injured in a collision while in a green car are 25 percent lower than in a comparable conventional powered car. The bad news? Hybrid car drivers are 20 percent more likely to be involved in accidents with pedestrians.
Ghosts, witches, and goblins will wander the roads on Halloween for their annual trick-or-treating rituals, and extra care should be taken to ensure the holiday festivities don’t become truly frightening. The scary reality is that Halloween is one of the deadliest days/nights of the year for pedestrians, especially children. But there are steps that parents and motorists can take to reduce the risks.
In what could be interpreted as curious timing given that this is Teen Safe Driving Week, Ford today announced enhancements to their Sync telematics system designed to make it easier for drivers to listen to text messages behind the wheel.
Energetic, impassioned youths made for an effective wake-up call yesterday, when more than 100 teens made lots of noise at the NOYS (National Organization for Youth Safety) Distracted Driving Summit. Youth leaders from around the country and traffic safety advocates joined together for a day in Washington, D.C., to discuss the problem of distracted driving and to motivate teens to spread the word and help change laws in their communities, marking the start of Teen Safe Driving week.
There are plenty of results from lab tests of drivers in car simulators that highlight the dangers of texting while driving. But researchers at Texas A&M University's Transportation Institute put rubber to the road to show exactly how risky is distracted driving.
Drivers and front passengers in crossover vehicles made by General Motors could soon get another layer of protection during collisions. Today, GM announced it will offer a new centrally-mounted air bag that is said to better protect occupants in side-impact crashes.
Federal investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are taking a deep look at 2002 to 2004 model year Honda CR-V after receiving several reports of issues with the sport-utility vehicles' headlights.
Federal investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened a preliminary investigation into possibly faulty car jacks that came with Ford-made minivans. The agency's Office of Defects Investigation and Ford Motor Co. has received six reports of the mechanical jacks collapsing during use.
Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said they were looking deeper into 200,000 Jeep Liberty sport utility vehicles made by Chrysler. The vehicles may have issues with rust that could cause loss of control of the vehicle, say the federal regulators.
One of the few good things about this summer’s scorching weather—and there aren’t many for those of us who are heat haters—is that there’s no need to weigh the pros and cons of taking the pooch with us on errands, because there are no pros. But the fact is that it doesn’t have to be sidewalk-egg-frying hot for your dog to be in serious danger in a closed car.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is opening an investigation into 2011 Volkswagen Jettas for concerns over a possible flaw in the vehicles' fuel systems.
More than 47,000 2011 Cadillac SRX crossovers are being recalled due to a problem that may cause the passenger-side side air bags to not deploy during a collision.
If you're behind the wheel and the car begins to slide, knowing what to do can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane, spinning out, and potentially crashing. And this video will demonstrate how to control a sliding car.
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