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Regulator tells Chrysler to begin exploding airbag recalls by Monday

Federal safety regulators are demanding that Chrysler must begin recalling cars with the exploding Takata airbags by Monday, December 1.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday fired off letters separately to both Chrysler and Ta...

Scion previews new hatchback

Scion plans to sell a new 5-door hatchback that it hopes will attract more young buyers.

Mechanic Encourages Getting Car Checked Before Thanksgiving Travel

Kyle Rizzoli, general manager of Rizzoli's Automotive Repair, said with Thanksgiving just days away, a lot of drivers are coming in to get their cars serviced.

Honda HR-V drives into Los Angeles

Honda is bringing an all-new compact SUV to showrooms next year -- one that's smaller than the popular CR-V in just about every way.

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Driver of recalled GM car cleared in boyfriend's death

A driver convicted of homicide in the death of her boyfriend has been exonerated after General Motors admitted its car may have caused their accident.

A Texas judge on Monday set aside Candice Anderson's guilty plea stemming from the 2004 crash.

"My wh...

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Honda underreported 1,729 deaths and injuries

Honda failed to report 1,729 serious accidents resulting in injuries or deaths to U.S. safety regulators.

The company knew about the accidents that took place between 2003 and 2014, but blamed data entry and computer programming errors for the failur...

Travelers on the Move Early for the Holidays

Low gas prices, and more confidence in flying have combined to encourage travelers to hit the road earlier for the holidays.

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General Motors hit with $3 billion lawsuit over recalls

General Motors has been slugged with a $3 billion lawsuit by the state of Arizona in response to a record number of vehicle recalls linked to safety defects.

A detailed court filing alleges the automaker intentionally misled consumers and that some o...

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Crash test fail for minivans

The minivan's reputation as a safe ride may take a dent from the latest series of rigorous crash tests.

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New Mazda SUV goes small

Mazda will soon have an all-new, and very practical car for SUV shoppers.

Exploding airbag, smart car accident

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Feds call for nationwide Takata airbag recall

The U.S. government is asking for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with exploding airbags made by Takata.

It would be an expansion of a current recall which covers eight million vehicles made by 10 different automakers. Until now the recall ha...

Tesla Motors, Logo, Insignia

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Elon Musk: Model X doesn't have a door problem

One of Tesla's biggest fans on Wall Street is worried about the fancy doors on the electric car maker's new Model X. But outspoken CEO Elon Musk says the company is sticking to its Falcon door design.

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas cut his outlook...

Gas Prices

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OPEC not ready to reverse oil price slide

Thursday's OPEC meeting is set to be one of the most contentious since oil prices…

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All eyes on oil: What will OPEC do this week?

While Americans are chomping down on turkey and pie this week, everyone involved in…

Filling up car with gas

Gas at $3 a gallon can't last

Brace yourself! Gas prices below $3 a gallon can't last. That's the warning from the…

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Cheap gas reignites America's love affair with gas guzzlers

Cheap gas prices have reignited America's love affair with gas-guzzling cars and…

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$3 gas is here and expected to stay for a while

Three-dollar per gallon gas has arrived.

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

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

Local Headlines

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High-End Luxury Home Sales On The Rise

Across much of the country, median home sales have stalled and prices are flat.
But,…

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Santa Barbara Teacher Gives Gift Of Life Through Surrogacy

Two men from across the pond are feeling especially thankful this holiday season.

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Train Travelers from Santa Barbara County Glad to Leave Cars Behind this Weekend

Train travelers from Santa Barbara were glad to board an Amtrak train this afternoon…

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Thanksgiving Drivers are in High Gear with Low Gas Prices

Gas prices are down and drivers are in high gear for the Thanksgiving holiday…

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Cottage Hospital Opens Simulation Training Lab

Life-like and potentially life-saving; A new set of tools is helping nurses,…

Mail Theft Ring in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is investigating a mail theft ring in…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

Tipline Battle of Solar Power

Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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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…

What's Right

Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

Rescue Mission Serves Up Early Thanksgiving Feast

The Rescue Mission served up an early Thanksgiving meal Wednesday afternoon to…

Organic Soup Kitchen Feeds the Community

Organic Soup Kitchen Seeks Community Help

The Organic Soup Kitchen is celebrating its sixth annual Thanksgiving Day community…

Turkey Cuts in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Ban

'Turkey Cuts' in Goleta Brings in Donations for the Food Bank

Turkey cuts at Goleta Barbers will put food on the table for the needy this holiday…

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

184 nonprofit groups have been given a generous holiday gift as the Thanksgiving…

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

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