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  • 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,...
  • Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market

    Car comparison: Three cheapest subcompacts on the market
    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...
  • Traffic fatalities drop 3 percent in 2013

    Traffic fatalities drop 3 percent in 2013
    Traffic fatalities, injuries and their related costs all fell in 2013, according to estimates by the National Safety Council.   Last year's 35,200 traffic deaths marked a 3 percent decrease compared with 2012, while crash-related injuries were down 2...
  • GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall

    GM adds 824,000 more vehicles to faulty ignition switch recall
    General Motors Co. recalled an additional 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. as it continues 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,...
  • '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...
  • Poignant video shows students on sinking South Korean ferry

    As a ferry started to tilt dangerously off the South Korean coast, a group of teenage passengers made jokes and talked of posting about the experience on Facebook. One started to hum the theme song from the movie "Titanic." But as the listing got...
  • Motorcyclist in Deerfield Beach crash dies

    A Boca Raton man who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Deerfield Beach has died, an official said Wednesday. On April 22, Randall "Randy" Patrick Adamson's motorcycle crashed with a Toyota Scion at West Hillsboro Boulevard and Southwest...
  • Two Corvettes recovered from sinkhole

    Two Corvettes recovered from sinkhole
    Two classic Corvettes were safely recovered from a giant sinkhole Monday at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky, WBKO reports.  A 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil was the first of the eight cars removed from the giant sinkhole that swallowed the vehicles Feb....
  • Museum recovers three of eight Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole

    Museum recovers three of eight Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole
    Like a life-size version of the game "Operation," engineers and construction workers have plucked out three of the eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in February. The three cars were...
  • Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case

    Toyota and Justice Department said to reach $1.2 billion settlement in criminal case
    Toyota Motor Co. and the Justice Department have agreed on a $1.2-billion settlement to close a criminal probe into whether the automaker handled cases of sudden acceleration properly, according to media reports. The settlement -- which could be...
  • Man hands police beer instead of drivers license

    Memo: When a police officer pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, don’t hand over a beer instead. It's not likely to help your case. That’s what police say happened early Saturday in Dunwoody, Ga., reports ajc.com. Police said...