More than 20 precent of 2014 vehicle models now have a front crash prevention system with automatic-braking, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Automakers such as GM have been improving safety features on its vehicles.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra may offer the fresh leadership needed to solve the company's recall crisis, but her decades-long career at General Motors raises red flags about her ability to evoke change in the company she now leads.
Toyota recall of nearly 6.4 million vehicles includes almost 30 models mostly sold in North America, Europe, and Japan. The latest Toyota recall comes just weeks after the automaker paid a $1.2 billion fine for failing to disclose earlier safety problems in its cars.
Figuring out how much a car will cost to maintain over its lifetime can be tricky -- but Dealnews.com reports on an effort that collected driver data from 30 million people and their automobiles to see where problems with the vehicles were most likely to appear.
Toyota recall involves 1.9 million Prius vehicles with 2010 to 2014 model years. No accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the Toyota recall.
Best Car Brands rankings from Consumer Reports in 2014 saw a big jump for electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which surged from 11th to fifth place. The annual best car brands survey ranks public perception of automakers, and the top spots went to traditional automakers like Toyota and Ford.
U.S. vehicle recalls numbered 21.9 million cars and trucks in 2013, reaching a nine-year high. Chrysler initiated the most US vehicle recalls, with 36.
After 59 complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the safety of 30,000 Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids.