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  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate

    New Florida law requires car seats through age 5, making boosters a state mandate
    Until this week, Florida was one of only two states in the nation that didn't have a law requiring car seats for kids who'd outgrown baby seats but were still too small for seat belts. But a law -- pushed by advocates for more than a decade -- signed by...
  • Obama honors NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson at White House

    WASHINGTON As a Chicagoan and die-hard basketball fan, President Barack Obama described Jimmie Johnson on Wednesday the only way he knew how: He's the Michael Jordan of NASCAR. Obama welcomed Johnson, a six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,...
  • Petition seeks to block CarMax sales of unrepaired recalled cars

    Nearly a dozen car-safety groups and a U.S. senator are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate CarMax, the biggest seller of used cars nationally. In a petition filed with the FTC Tuesday, the groups allege that CarMax engages in deceptive...
  • Airbag recall widens to include BMW, Chrysler, Ford and Toyota

     
    Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Acura, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota The recall of faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata has exploded today to grow to seven automakers. In most cases, only models in certain high-...
  • Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalling 3 million vehicles for airbag inflators [UPDATE]

     
    Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota UPDATE: Honda, Mazda and Nissan have all issued statements about the airbag issue, which you can now find below. Interestingly, only Honda is actually using the word "recall" in its statement,...
  • Honda, Mazda and Nissan Join Airbag Recall Expansion

     
    Three Japanese automakers are recalling millions more vehicles worldwide ??? including more than a million in the U.S. ??? due to an inflator defect in airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp., NBC reported. This latest announcement by Honda, Mazda...
  • Recall Alert: 2013 Lexus GS 350

     
    Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,462 model-year 2013 Lexus GS 350 sedans manufactured June 8 through Dec. 26, 2012 The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that the switch that senses the amount of pressure that...
  • How to Safely Wear Your Seat Belt When Pregnant

     
    With many moms and dads on the Cars.com Editorial staff, we talk a lot about the importance of child-safety seats, but in reality, a baby takes its first car ride months before he or she is born. Before birth, a......
  • Ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler

    Ignition-switch investigation extended to Chrysler
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.2 million Chrysler vehicles for potential ignition-switch problems, expanding a probe beyond General Motors Co to another Detroit automaker. Chrysler is the subject of two...
  • GM recalling nearly 3.4 million more cars for ignition problems

    General Motors Co recalled three million more cars for ignition switch issues on Monday, roughly doubling the number of GM vehicles with known switch problems in a crisis that has defined the automaker and new Chief Executive Mary Barra this year. GM...