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  • U.S. orders rear cameras for new cars

    U.S. orders rear cameras for new cars
    After years of delays, U.S. safety regulators have announced that backup cameras will be required in new U.S. vehicles by May 2018. The move comes just a day before a court of appeals was to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought against the government...
  • NHTSA chief says GM had information that would have helped ID defect

    NHTSA chief says GM had information that would have helped ID defect
    WASHINGTON -- A top federal official said General Motors Co. had "critical information" about a faulty ignition switch that would have helped regulators determine the part was defective and could have triggered recalls years before they began in February....
  • Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018

    Backup cameras to be required in all new vehicles, starting in 2018
    After years of delays and on the eve of a lawsuit against the government, U.S. safety regulators have announced that backup cameras will be required in all vehicles built in and after May 2018. The Department of Transportation and its National Highway...
  • Tesla to retrofit 16,000 cars to reduce the risk of a fire in a crash

    Tesla to retrofit 16,000 cars to reduce the risk of a fire in a crash
    Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company's chief executive, outlined the...
  • 'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act

    'Pattern' of problems seen in GM cars, but regulators declined to act
    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators twice declined to investigate faulty ignition switches in General Motors Co. cars that led to 13 deaths — even though one official found "a pattern" of problems, according to a new congressional report. The...
  • GM responds to safety scandal by recalling 1.5 million more vehicles

    GM responds to safety scandal by recalling 1.5 million more vehicles
    In its latest reaction to a mounting safety scandal, General Motors Co. recalled 1.5 million more vehicles and set aside $300 million to pay for repairs. The move follows the automaker's apologies over delays in fixing a deadly ignition switch problem....
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

     GM liability in fatal crash faces key test
    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • General Motors recalls 824,000 vehicles over ignition switch

    General Motors recalls 824,000 vehicles over ignition switch
    General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continued to deal with the fallout of a faulty ignition switch linked to a series of crashes and at least 12 deaths. The automaker said it is calling back Chevrolet Cobalts,...
  • How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?

     How do the three cheapest cars for sale compare?
    Cars cost a lot of money. With an average sales price of about $32,000, we know a new car is out of reach for many. The automakers know this too, which is why they continue to roll out bottom-rung cars for buyers on way-below-average budgets. The...
  • Aim is true for Santa Monica's 'shotgun house' relocation

    Aim is true for Santa Monica's 'shotgun house' relocation
    It was moving day Saturday in Santa Monica — for a historic 19th century "shotgun house" that narrowly escaped demolition and will become the Santa Monica Conservancy's headquarters. Regarded as the last such intact structure in the coastal city,...
  • Watch swarm of earthquakes erupt in L.A. area

    Watch swarm of earthquakes erupt in L.A. area
    There were a few foreshocks and have been hundreds of aftershocks from Friday night's magnitude 5.1 earthquake in La Habra. The Times' Ken Schwencke produced an interactive map, visible above, that shows the swarm of earthquakes over the last day. The...