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Volkswagen winning global sales race

Volkswagen has stolen Toyota's crown to become the world's top carmaker by sales -- at least for the year so far.

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Chrysler to pay $105 million for mishandling recalls

Federal safety regulators said Sunday that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay a record $105 million for mishandling 23 recalls.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Chrysler admitted to violating federal safety law. The agency has b...

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Harley-Davidson recalls 185,000 motorcycles

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 185,000 motorcycles nationwide. Reason? Loose saddlebags.

On Wednesday, Harley said the saddlebags may separate for the motorcycles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Harley has been investigating the issue since J...

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Drive a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep? Here's what to do now

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has had trouble convincing drivers to bring in their recalled Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles for repairs. Now it's been told to sweeten the pot.

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Chrysler recalls 1.4 million hackable cars

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles that can be remotely hacked over the Internet.

A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down ...

Technology aims to end hot car deaths

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Car seat designed to prevent hot car deaths

Walmart and Evenflo announced this week a new infant car seat with technology designed to remind drivers of their backseat passengers, and stop children from dying in hot cars.

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Ferrari revs engine ahead of Wall Street IPO

Parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Thursday it will spin-off luxury car manufacturer Ferrari and list shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Hackable Chryslers need a software update

Welcome to a future where cars -- like computers -- need urgent software updates.

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Chryslers can be hacked over the Internet

A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them over the Internet, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers.

Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywir...

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Apple adds a Chrysler exec to its team. Is a car far behind?

Here's the latest sign the Apple Car is indeed rolling around the corner.

Google's driverless car

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Injuries reported in Google self-driving car accident

Google's self-driving car has achieved a notable first, though not one it was eager for - its first accident with injuries.

Fortunately, the injuries were minor, according to the company. And Google insists that like all the other accidents in its sel...

Uber

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Uber faces $7.3M fine or California suspension

Labor issues aren't the only regulatory battle Uber is fighting.

Gas Prices

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$2 gas will be back after Iran nuclear deal

U.S. drivers can look forward to $2 gas later this year, thanks in part to the Iran…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

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

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Nevada driver charged $975 for gas

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

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Glitch leads to 1-cent gas at Illinois station

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

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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

Source of Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Remains Unknown

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in…

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead T

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead Trout

Cachuma Lake hit its high water mark in July, 2011. Lake officials expect water…

Oil Slick Could Impact Sea Birds

The oil slick off the coast of Goleta is having a direct impact on our wildlife,…

Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Tepusquet Road

A brush fire broke out on Highway 166 about 6 miles east of Tepusquet Road just…

California Mid-State Fair Entertainment A Popular Draw

For nearly 50 years, the California Mid-State Fair has provided world class…

SLO Police Arrest Three Suspects in Human Trafficking Case

San Luis Obispo police arrested three individuals after receiving a call from the…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

NewsChannel 3 Investigates Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord w

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Bacara Fundraiser Tonight

Fundraiser at the Bacara Resort Tonight

As part of the Dancing With Our Community Stars competition at the Oxnard Salsa…

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

A new permanent Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic is now up and running in Goleta.

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara City Hall

A marching band from Ireland will be in the July 4th parade in Santa Barbara this…

Give Back at Joe s Crab Shack

Give Back at Joe's Crab Shack Today

If you enjoy lunch or dinner today at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura, a portion of…

CADA Dine Out Event

Restaurants Team Up To Raise Money for Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Santa Barbara County’s largest one day 'dine out fundraiser' was held Tuesday. It…

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