Defective Airbags Affect 7.8 Million U.S. Vehicles

Have a Defective Airbag? Take Immediate Action! Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Contact: Karen Aldana, 202-366-9550, (Note: Correct vehicle list provided with advisory on October 20, 2014) WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford … [Read more...]

Who Scored the Highest in the Latest IIHS Crash Test?

The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released crash test ratings on April 8, 2014, and fortunately for GM, they had two of its midsize SUVs rank the safest in their segment.  The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and its GMC twin, the Terrain, were the only vehicles to earn the "Good" rating from the IIHS.  Due to stiffer requirements most new cars fail to earn the … [Read more...]

Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act

Now that the current regulatory system proved to be a colossal failure for millions of owners of General Motors vehicles, members of Congress have proposed legislation to improve federal oversight. The Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), would require vehicle and equipment … [Read more...]

Is Your New Car Collecting Data About Your Driving Habits?

About 1 in 5 new cars collect and transmit data about engine performance, safe or unsafe driving maneuvers, cellphone or entertainment system usage and your location.  The data collected is transmitted to manufacturers and dealers, who can then use the information to steer drivers to franchise repair dealers. They can also share this information with third parties of their choosing. … [Read more...]