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Ford says C-Max recall will cost $500 million

Ford Motor Company put a price tag on its latest recall: $500 million.

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GM fixing problems with Corvette's 'nanny cam'

GM is warning Corvette drivers that using the car's "nanny cam" feature could be illegal.

General Motors recently sent drivers and dealers a letter instructing them to not use the feature, and if they do, to "obtain consent from the vehicle's occupan...

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Ford recalls 850,000 cars for air bag flaw

Ford Motor says it is recalling 850,000 cars because of the risk of a short circuit that could prevent its air bag from deploying in a crash.

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Triumphest 2014 comes to Santa Maria

If  you hear a loud roaring sound in Santa Maria this weekend it's more than likely coming from the Triumphest  car show.

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First GM victims accept Feinberg settlement

The families of two teenage girls killed in a crash of a recalled GM car are the first to accept settlement offers from the automaker's victim's fund.

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Jeep owner gets last laugh over Corvette parking job

A New Jersey man gets the last laugh over a Corvette's horrendous parking job.

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Chrysler recalling 350,000 cars with ignition problems

Chrysler Group is recalling about 350,000 cars -- including some Jeep and Dodge brand vehicles -- for an ignition key problem similar to the one that plagued General Motors.

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Top GM execs paid $1 million in last year of bailout

Top executives at GM and Ally Financial enjoyed big pay days while their bankrupt companies struggled to repay the government in full for the bailout, a watchdog report said Wednesday.

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Stolen Jaguar returned to owner 46 years later

After forty six years, Ivan Schneider's prized possession: a 1967 convertible Jaguar XKE is returning to its rightful owner.

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Chrysler recalls more than 230,000 SUVs

Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause engines to stall.

Mazda's all-new small car is a really big deal

The Mazda Miata is favorite among most car enthusiasts, which is why the recent reveal of the all-new 2016 version is getting a lot of attention.

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21 deaths now tied to GM defect

At least 21 people have died due to a serious flaw in General Motors cars that went unreported for at least a decade.

That's more than the 13 deaths GM has said were tied to the problem. And that number is likely to keep climbing as victims submit th...

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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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Sharing cars can save money, earth

If you don't drive often, the expense of owning a car seems silly. In some cities,…

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New Gun Regulation Laws Linked To Isla Vista Tragedy

Two gun bills linked to the Isla Vista massacre in May will take effect in 2016.

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27-Year Old Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada

The body of a Los Osos woman was discovered in the Nevada Desert, and the Sheriff's…

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Montecito Weather Station Helps in Critical Conditions

At about 400 feet above sea level a remote weather station in the Montecito…

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UC and CSU Schools to Start a Loan Program for Qualified Undocumented Students

Financial help is on the way for qualified undocumented students. The California…

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Governor Signs Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

Single use plastic bags will become illegal next July after Gov. Jerry Brown signed…

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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…

Tipline Investigation: Botched City Inspections Cause Homeowner Nightmare

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

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Breakfast Of Champions Draws Big Crowd In Santa Paula

'Breakfast Of Champions' Draws Big Crowd in Santa Paula

Hundreds of supporters for the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Club woke up early…

Thriller Fundraiser Set for October 25

Thriller Flashmob and Fundraiser Set For October 25

It may not be Halloween, but some people are already in the dancing mood for next…

She.Is.Beautiful Run Benefits Girls Inc.

More than two thousand women and girls compete in the She.is.Beautiful run in Santa…

'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

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Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

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