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Exploding airbag fix may take 5 years

It will take at least two years, and perhaps as many as five, to replace all the Takata airbags in the record number of cars being recalled.

Part of the problem is that it will take a long time to make all of the replacement airbags for the 34 million...

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Airbag maker Takata announces largest auto recall ever

Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty airbags, making it the largest auto recall in history.

The company has already recalled airbags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move will bring that nu...

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Stunning retro cars sell vintage British cool

In 1969, at the height of his powers and with "Sympathy for the Devil" filling dancefloors, Mick Jagger drove with girlfriend Marianne Faithfull to a London court to face the latest in a series of drug charges in a lemon yellow Morgan Plus 8 sports c...

Consumer Reports locked out of new Tesla

Consumer Reports never spent more on a car than on the all wheel drive version of the Tesla Model that it bought to review.

But its reviewers soon ran into a unique problem - they couldn't get in the car.

The $127,000 Tesla Model S has door handles th...

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Flying car companies aim for takeoff in 2017

Get ready for flying cars to take off in 2017... Maybe.

A surprising number of small companies around the world are vying to be the first to bring flying cars to customers, and many are predicting that 2017 will be a turning point for the industry.

Ter...

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Government says Chrysler foot-dragging on recalls

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles isn't working fast enough to fix recalled cars, according to the government, and on Monday regulators announced a rare public hearing to look into the matter.

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Google's new self-driving cars hit the road

Google's cute-as-a-button, fully autonomous cars are hitting the road this summer.

If you're in Mountain View, California, you'll be among the first to see them pass by.

Google says it's now ready to test-drive the gray and white prototype vehicles aft...

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GM reveals all-new Camaro

An all-new lighter, faster Chevrolet Camaro will go on sale later this year. General Motors unveiled the new car at a ceremony in Detroit Saturday. The new softer-edged car shares almost no parts with the aggressively angled Camaro available at dealerships now.

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Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag woes spread

Honda has recalled an additional 4.89 million cars equipped with possibly faulty airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata.

The recall covers 14 models produced between 2002 and 2008, including the Civic and CR-V ranges, according to a Honda spokespe...

Santa Barbara Residents Protest For Pedestrian Safety

Many people gathered Tuesday morning on the east side of Santa Barbara to bring awareness to pedestrian and bicycle safety.

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GM recalls vehicles over seat belt glitches

General Motors says it is recalling nearly 500,000 vehicles to fix two separate issues plaguing three of its models.

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GM ignition switch death toll reaches 100

The death toll from General Motors' flawed ignition switch, which the automaker once estimated was responsible for as few as 13 deaths, has now been tied to at least 100 fatalities.

The grim benchmark was reached on Monday when Kenneth Feinberg, the a...

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What a gas: Using water and air to run a car

Researchers at Audi are making synthetic diesel fuel using only water and air.…

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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…

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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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The Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Here's the latest information on the Santa Barbara Oil Spill.

Environmentalist Rally…

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Pink And Jeff Bridges Kick Off Summer Meal Program

Major star power kicked off this summer's free meal program for children in need of…

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Goleta Declares Emergency As Oil Hits Local Beach

Goleta declared a state of emergency 48 hours after an oil spill near Refugio State…

Campers evacuated again following oil spill

Oil Spill Closes Two State Park Campgrounds

When California State Park rangers closed Refugio campground Tuesday after an oil…

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Legal Actions Likely Over Refugio Oil Spill

A large scale investigation has been launched by the Santa Barbara County District…

R.V. Catches Fire In Santa Barbara Parking Lot

A huge plume of white smoke could be seen coming from an area of Santa Barbara…

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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: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

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

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

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

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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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Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

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Red Cross to Celebrate Community Heroes Thursday

This week you can help celebrate our local, every day heroes at a special event in…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

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Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

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