| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Toyota announced Wednesday it was voluntarily recalling about 235,000 vehicles for two separate issues.
The first recall affects the Toyota Highlander Hybrid for 2006-10 and the Lexus RX400h hybrid for 2006-10. Toyota said a component of the hybrid...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. is recalling about 209,000 of its FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicles because of a problem involving seat belt retractors.
Toyota said the seat belt retractors for the driver and front passenger seat belts are mounted in the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Federal safety regulators have opened a probe, looking at whether airbags are deploying without warning in about 320,000 Honda Odyssey vans from the 2003 and 2004 model years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has received six...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:59 PM
In an unusual show of defiance, Chrysler said Tuesday that it would refuse to recall roughly 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees and Liberties for an alleged defect that could cause dangerous fires.
This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Honda's overhaul of its luxury Acura brand will include a redesigned and electric-augmented NSX supercar, which will be built in a $70-million refurbished plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Acura sales in the U.S. were up 14% in the first four months of the...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Toyota is issuing another recall of FJ Cruiser SUVs. This time, the automaker is recalling 11,489 of its model year 2007-2013 Cruisers because of a headlight problem that could blind oncoming drivers.
In March, Toyota recalled 209,000 Cruisers because...
| May 6, 2013
| 8:37 AM
BMW is recalling 42,000 of its model year 2002 and 2003 3-series cars because of front-passenger-side air bags that may not inflate properly in a collision, the automaker said Monday.
BMW is the latest to join a group of five other automakers that...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:39 AM
Democrat Al Muratsuchi and Republican Craig Huey emerged as winners in a hotly contested South Bay Assembly race. Muratsuchi is a Torrance Unified School District board member and Huey is a businessman. They bested another Republican, aerospace engineer...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A U.S. Commerce spokeswoman said the seizure Secretary John Bryson suffered Saturday in connection with two hit-and-run crashes in the San Gabriel Valley was his first....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:35 PM
L.A. prosecutors are now deciding whether former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson should face criminal charges in connection with two recent hit-and-run crashes in the San Gabriel Valley. Police sent the case to the L.A. County district attorney's...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
As many as 360,000 sedans could be included in an investigation into possible faulty accelerators in Ford Tauruses conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Vehicles from model years 2005 and 2006 sparked 14 complaints –...