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Air bag Recall Impacts Many Automakers

Air bags made by Takada are being recalled in 7.8 million cars made by nearly a dozen automakers including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and Chrysler.

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After 6 months of recall costs, GM making money again

General Motors is back making money again, after six months in which recall costs essentially wiped out its profit.

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Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

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Mercedes parent unplugs its Tesla investment

Daimler AG announced Tuesday that it has sold its stake in Tesla for $780 million.

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GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors' faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been linked to the problem.

The number of deaths has climbed by two and now stands at 29, according to numbers released by attorne...

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Stepped-up effort to replace exploding airbags

Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers.

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Porsche rents Sistine Chapel for Pope's charity

For its fans, getting into a Porsche can be like a religious experience, but it's probably no substitute for getting into the Sistine Chapel.

For the first time ever, the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican -- one of the world's most celebrated example o...

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Audi driverless car hits 140 mph

An Audi RS7 performance car reached 140 miles per hour on a racetrack Sunday -- with no one behind the wheel.

The RS7 Piloted Driving Concept successfully lapped the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany at high speeds using only computers and sensors ...

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One in every five U.S. cars recalled this year

There have been 52 million car and truck recalls in the United States so far this year.

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Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the latest in a string of safety setbacks for the automaker.

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From Honda

Honda CR-V named SUV of the Year

Motor Trend magazine has named the revamped 2015 Honda CR-V its SUV of the year, beating out 18 other all-new or redesigned SUVs.

The CR-V wasn't completely redesigned for 2015. But Honda made significant improvements that put it over the top, Motor T...

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From Chrysler

Chrysler recalls 184,000 SUVs with airbag problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for a problem that could prevent the airbags from deploying.

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Gas prices dip below $3

Gas for less than $3 a gallon is coming to a station near you, if it's not there…

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Oil prices plunging despite ISIS

Oil prices have fallen sharply over the past few months -- even though the…

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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…

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Central Coast Weekend Picks 10-24-14

Check some of the fun events happening on the Central Coast this weekend.

Atascadero Man Arrested For Felony Assault In SLO

An Atascadero man is behind bars this morning after police say he punched another…

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Football Player In Trouble For Taking Down School Campaign Poster

Janet Hewitt said her son, Robert, told her after football practice last month that…

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Chris Mitchum Makes Third Congressional Run

Chris Mitchum entered the race with plenty of name recognition thanks to his movie…

Rep Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Rep. Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Lois Capps filled her late husband's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives  16…

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

Six Year Fight To Save Historic Beach Cabana Is Over

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

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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…

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Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

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Hearts Therapeutic Needs New Donations for Horse Riding Program to Help Children and Adults

The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is expanding its facility and services…

Another Child s Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish

Preteen Gets "Wish" Granted to Go to Big Apple

There are many things in life we take for granted but for some children, it's their…

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