vehicle safety

7 Cars Top Latest IIHS Safety Tests

Seven new midsize cars and SUVs earn "superior" ratings in a new test of high-tech safety features designed to prevent front-end crashes.

Honda, Chrysler and Toyota Issue Safety Recalls Involving 77,000 Cars

Three top automakers are recalling vehicles for items ranging from steering problems to stalling engines to faulty tire-pressure monitoring systems. The largest involves 35,000 Honda Civic hybrid models to fix electrical components that could cause headlights to shut off or the engine to stall.

Ford Reluctantly Recalls 144,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks

Ford is recalling 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks to repair airbags that may deploy without warning, a defect that has led to dozens of injuries, safety officials say. The federal government had pressed Ford to recall the pickups, but this recall isn't as broad as regulators wanted.

GM Recalling 14,245 Vehicles to Fix Potential Fire Problem

General Motors will recall 14,245 Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne cars with V8 engines because of a potential problem with the starter and alternator cables that can cause fires. The cables can come into contact with the power steering return line, GM said in a statement. This can lead to a leak in power-steering fluid, battery drain and a hole in the line.