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  • 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...
  • Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger

    Nissan recalls 1 million cars to fix air bags that may not trigger
    Nissan is recalling about 1 million late model cars — including its popular Altima and Sentra sedans — because a software glitch can prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in an accident. The recall includes the Nissan Altima,...
  • Paul Walker death: New report blames 93-mph speed in fiery crash

    Paul Walker death: New report blames 93-mph speed in fiery crash
    The high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, an L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found. The rate of speed was...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Earthquake: 4.1 quake strikes near Rowland Heights; felt over wide area

    A shallow magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Saturday afternoon one mile from Rowland Heights, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:32 p.m. at a depth of 5.6 miles. (It was originally reported as a 4.4 magnitude.)...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5.1 earthquake: Significant damage reported in some areas

    5.1 earthquake: Significant damage reported in some areas
    A series of temblors, punctuated by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake Friday night near La Habra, did more than just rattle nerves a few miles away in Fullerton, where residents had to deal with no water service, property damage and, in some cases, finding other...