Back To Mobile Site

Automotive Top Stories

GM logo

GM image

GM: Changes could have prevented recall crisis

General Motors on Tuesday restructured its engineering and quality departments, saying the changes could have prevented its current recall crisis.

GM, General Motors

GM accused of hiding ignition flaws in 2009 bankruptcy

Lawyers pressing cases against General Motors say the automaker concealed the controversial ignition defect when it "took billions of dollars in taxpayer money" during its government-sponsored bankruptcy in 2009.

Tesla Model S

From Tesla Motors, Inc.

Tesla to build cars in China

Tesla is planning to build its electric cars in China.

Ford logo

William Walker/CNN

Reports: Ford decides CEO succession

Ford Motor will formally tap Mark Fields as its next CEO and reveal a formal retirement date for CEO Alan Mulally, according to published reports.

Image: Chevrolet

Latest Chevrolet SUV goes small

While Chevrolet has a history of building good full-size trucks and SUVs, the company's latest offering lands on the small side of the spectrum.

GM

GM

Second General Motors recall delayed by years

General Motors and government safety regulators now have a second recall to answer for.

General Motors

Reuters

Many recalled GM cars won't be repaired

Owners of the 2.6 million General Motors cars with faulty ignition switches have started to get their cars repaired. But if history is any indication, there are likely to be hundreds of thousands of the cars that never get fixed.

Alfa Romeo 2014

CNN

Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last

Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking two-seat sports car that made its American debut at the New York Auto Show.

Alfa's return has been seriously discussed ever since the...

General Motors

Reuters

Judge won't force GM to issue 'park it now' order

A federal court judge denied an emergency motion Thursday that would have required General Motors to tell recalled car owners to stop driving those vehicles.

Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

Courtesy The Cooper Firm

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

The automaker never really wanted to build the compact sedan, and it showed. Critics and car buyers alike reacted with little enthusiasm...

Image: Acura

All-new Acura TLX bows in New York

After seeing the concept version earlier this year, Acura is now showing off the production version of its all-new 2015 TLX sport sedan.

Image: BMW

BMW melds SUV, coupe in new X4

Whether you think it's an SUV, a hatchback or a coupe, the new BMW X4 is definitely distinctive.

Gas Prices

Russian gas map

Putin squares off against Europe over gas

Ukraine's unpaid gas bills are strengthening Russia's hand before talks next week…

Gas pump

Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

Imagine you put $10 worth of gas in your car using your debit card and got billed…

Gas prices

5 simple tips to save at gas pump

You don't have to be a serious gearhead to ease your pain at the gas pump. We've…

Pumping gas

Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

An Illinois gas station caused traffic jams over the weekend when it accidentally…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Robotic gas pumps

Company creates robotic gas pumps

If you don`t like getting out of your car to pump gas, then the future looks bright…

Local Headlines

Fire Clearance Deadline Quickly Approaching

Fire Clearance Deadline Quickly Approaching

High fire season is almost here and that means it is time to get rid of any hazards…

Santa Barbara County Sheriff s candidates forum

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Candidates Face-Off

Santa Barbara County Sheriff candidates squared-off at a candidates forum Wednesday…

State Street Benches Gone

Benches Removed in Two Block Area of Downtown Santa Barbara

Benches have been removed in a two block area of State Street between Haley and…

produce_fruit_vegetable_prices

Study Says Produce Prices to Climb

You already think your groceries cost too much--now a new study says it'll cost a…

panga_boat_beach_smuggling_officers

New Boat To Fight SLO County Drug Smuggling

San Luis Obispo County will use a $493,013 federal grant to watch for and respond to…

nipomo_community_park_fallen_pine_tree

Visitors Wary of Fragile, Dying Trees in Nipomo Community Park

Keep your eyes on the trees! Visitors to the Nipomo Community Park are keeping an…

Newsroom Tipline

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

Santa Barbara County Historic Landmark #49, also known as the Irene and Frances…

phone_crime_scam

Tipline Warning: Bill Collectors Accused of Using Illegal Threats

An out of state bill collector may be going to far to get people to pay a past debt…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

Our special Tipline Investigation exposes a flawed Santa Barbara city policy that's…

Secret Rx War

Tipline: Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads To Suicides

A Tipline investigation in July exposed how the nation's largest pharmaceutical…

Covered California s Anthem Blues

Tipline: Cancer Patient Fights For Health Coverage

A local cancer patient is in the fight of his life. He's beating the disease, now…

Tipline Investigation: Foreclosure Activists Claim Billions Stolen Using Fraudulent Records

Is it possible that one of the biggest local scams of all-time is playing out right…

What's Right

TODAY: Avoid Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

Union Bank is partnering with NewsChannel 3 to sponsor a free shred day in Solvang…

Lost Wedding Ring Found After Two Years

An Ojai couple was reunited with a wedding ring that was lost at Ellwood Beach two…

Cota Sycamore Tree Dedicated To California Television Host

A ceremony honoring the legacy of popular television host Huell Howser was held…

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child abuse is a huge problem not just nationally but right here in Santa Barbara…

Charity Ride Across U.S. in Memory of John Dodge

Charity Ride Across U.S. to Honor Best Friend's Legacy

A tragedy inspires a Lompoc man to try something he's never done before: ride a…

make_a_wish_foundation

Miles Needed to Make Kids Wishes Come True

If you want to make a different in the life of a child and have some extra frequent…

Most Popular News Stories

Advertisement

Local Weather Forecasts

Local E-Newsletter Registration

  • Local E-Mail Newsletters

    newsletterimage

    Sign up to get Breaking News, Daily Headlines, Severe Weather Alerts & more delivered straight to your e-mail inbox

Local Gas Prices

Advertisement