December 30, 2011
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released another batch of 2012 model-year crash-test ratings today. Under the stricter guidelines, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic compact and the new 2012 Volkswagen Passat sedan earned five-star composite scores. NHTSA’s composite scores are composed...
- Earlier this year, the public reputation of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt was changed forever after a crash-tested Volt caught fire in wrecking yard belonging to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It didn’t matter either that the battery fire started two weeks after the original crash test, or that it was the result of a...
December 27, 2011
- While record low fatality rates indicate that today’s cars are safer than ever, the latest crash test results confirm that some models still do a better job than others at protecting their occupants.
December 19, 2011
- Two 2012 Cadillac models -- the CTS sedan and wagon and SRX crossover -- have received a five-star crash test rating from U.S. safety regulators at NHTSA.
December 9, 2011
- Transportation Chief Ray LaHood is taking heat for an alleged delay in revealing a fire in a Chevy Volt battery pack after a federal crash test. Though LaHood terms the criticism "absolutely not true," the issue is quickly becoming politicized reports TheDetroitBureau.com.
- The Chevrolet Volt in recent weeks has received as much, if not more, media attention than it did during its official release nearly a year ago. However, the attention -- primarily in connection with two post-crash-test batteries catching fire -- probably isn’t what General Motors Co. had in mind.
December 8, 2011
- The 2012 Toyota Camry and 2012 Cadillac CTS have joined the ranks of vehicles that have earned the coveted five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles mark the 15th and 16th models to nab the top rating under the tougher NHTSA crash test standards enacted for 2011 models. Last year, the 2011 Camry took home four stars in the evaluations. Toyota reminds us that the 2012 Camry is built with high-strength steel to help protect the passenger cell...
- Federal auto-safety investigators needed time to determine if a General Motors Chevrolet Volt or another vehicle was the source of a fire after a May crash test, which is why they didn't immediately disclose the information, Transportation Secretary...
December 7, 2011
- General Motors may have a fix in the works for Chevrolet Volt battery in response to news reports and a federal safety investigation stemming from two battery fires in Volts that had been tested in the government’s crash test program....
December 6, 2011
- Washington -Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he believes General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt is safe, and denied the government withheld news of a fire in a crash test vehicle to protect the Detroit automaker.
December 5, 2011
- General Motors has agreed to repurchase a few Chevrolet Volts as the government continues its investigation into the car following two post-crash-test battery fires.
December 3, 2011
- General Motors engineers are studying two post-crash-test fires in the Chevrolet Volt's battery to learn more fundamentals about electric vehicles, GM product chief Mary Barra said Friday.
December 2, 2011
- General Motors' efforts to keep Chevy Volt owners satisfied may include buying back the electric car if owners are concerned about a government investigation of two post-crash-test fires in the car's battery.
December 1, 2011
- General Motors' efforts to keep its Chevy Volt the most-satisfying vehicle in the U.S. may include buying back Volts from owners concerned about the government's investigation into two post-crash-test fires in the electric car's battery.
- Automotive News reports General Motors may redesign the battery pack found in the Chevrolet Volt in response to an investigation by federal authorities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that in certain crash situations in which the Volt suffered a side impact, the battery pack could catch fire after sitting for several days. In response, GM has offered around 5,500 Volt customers a loaner vehicle until a solution to the issue can be determined. Now, CEO Dan Akerson...