Though the Chevrolet Sonic had an early hiccup with a recall just after its release, the car is generating serious buzz. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the compact a five-star crash safety rating. GM king of top safety awards In October of 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced new crash test Read on! →


BMW has announced a recall of more than 32,000 cars in North America for an issue that could pose a fire hazard. The problem is with a component that can smolder; it’s found in models made between 2008 and 2011 equipped with turbocharged 8- and 12-cylinder engines Water pump circuit boards going kaput BMW, according to Read on! →


The 2010 Ford Fusion, Motor Trend’s 2010 “Car of the Year,” has been hailed as the economical midsize sedan that brings both driving excitement and a green soul to a very competitive segment of the automotive market. But Fusion fans should take heed, reports Reuters. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put its foot down and blocked the Pagani Huayra from being imported to the United States for not having airbags. The NHTSA has refused to grant an exemption to the company to make a car without airbags. Boutique supercar maker sells five cars per year in America The Read on! →


The latest batch of crash tests by the government has just been released. The new ratings put the total number of stars up to 5. In the first round of testing, there were only two five-star vehicles. The BMW 5 series and the Hyundai Sonata were the only cars that got five stars in the Read on! →


Even though they insist that they have broken no laws, Toyota has agreed to pay the United States government a record $16.4 million fine, the largest possible fine that U.S. auto safety regulators can levy per the Detroit Free Press. While the automaker has been reported as having as much as $25 billion in cash Read on! →


Parents nationwide are becoming concerned that the safety of their child’s car seat cannot be properly tested because of flaws in crash test dummy designs. The reason is that no crash test dummies are made to simulate obese children. A growing body of research suggests the safety provided by car seats may be deceptive. Government Read on! →


A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into possible rust corrosion in the rear suspension of 2006 to 2008 Toyota RAV4 crossovers. There are several other SUVs under other investigations, including the GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook and Honda Pilot. Rust never sleeps or escapes eye of NHTSA The National Highway Traffic Safety Read on! →