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Air bags woes prompt expanded Honda recall

2011 Honda Element - Its plastic floors are welcomed when it comes to cleaning up any evidence and

Seven months after it began as a regional issue, pressure by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has expanded a current regional Honda recall nationally because of faulty driver’s side airbags. According to the NHTSA, the air bags, made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp., can explode with too much force. As a result: metal shrapnel ... Read More »

Wild and crazy car colors at the 2014 LA Auto Show

The Lime Green 2015 Chevy Spark wasn't even the brightest color at the LA Auto Show.

Most car buyers play it safe when it comes to car colors. White is the most popular exterior color, followed by black, silver and gray. Boring, right? But many manufacturers, seeking to appeal to young buyers, also offer limited edition to full-fledged models with wild color patterns — Plasma Purple to Tangerine Scream and Bronze ... Read More »

Michael Schumacher paralyzed, can’t speak, friend says

Formula One titlist Michael Schumacher seriously hurt in French skiing accident.

Philippe Streiff, a former race car driver who has been paralyzed for 25 years following a 1989 crash, said his friend Michael Schumacher is in the same situation and is unable to speak. Schumacher, the legendary Formula One driver, is at home recovering from a head injury suffered in a skiing fall last December in ... Read More »

2016 Madza lineup set for livestream debut

The 2016 Mazda CX-3 will debut via livestream.

Mazda North American will livestream its product reveals, including the much-touted, all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 compact crossover utility vehicle, on YouTube ad Ustream, the night before the vehicles’ debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The offsite event at 8 p.m. PST Tuesday (Nov. 18) will also include refreshed versions of the 2016 Mazda6 midsize ... Read More »