What Does America's Auto Safety Regulator Actually Do?

Back when they hit General Motors with a record $35 million fine for not reporting the ignition switch defect, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had stern words for automakers who hid problems and delayed recalls. The thing is, NHTSA was hardly blameless in both the GM scandal and the… » 9/16/14 3:18pm 9/16/14 3:18pm

Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is far more widespread and possibly even more dangerous. » 9/15/14 3:09pm 9/15/14 3:09pm

Honda Wants Your Signature So You Know An Airbag Might Kill You

Due of the massive Takata airbag recall, Honda has issued a stop-sale on any new cars that are impacted, but they can't hold back pre-owned vehicles. Some used vehicles are not recalled, but may be affected. Honda is telling dealerships to have customers sign a liability document. » 8/03/14 2:02pm 8/03/14 2:02pm

The Big Ass Airbag May Save Your Life, Cost You Your Dignity

We're not really sure what more there is to add to this photo of what claims to be a revolutionary airbag, but is quite... er... kallipygian. While we guess the design helps prevent you from snapping your neck or being guided into the pillar, there's no getting around the fact that it looks like you've just gone nose… » 1/04/08 4:30pm 1/04/08 4:30pm