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After 24 Years, Children Reunite Father with Beloved Mustang

After 24 Years, Children Reunite Father with Beloved Mustang(BRAZIL, Ind.) -- In an act of extraordinary devotion to their father, four siblings bought the car he sold 24 years ago and shipped it to his home in Indiana. Richard Lookebill first purchased the car, a bright green 1972 Ford Mustang on March 1, 1972...

Two Children Die After Being Left in Hot Cars

Two Children Die After Being Left in Hot CarsiStockphoto(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) -- Two communities in different states are reeling from the tragic deaths of two infants who died after being left in hot cars. In Alexandria, Va., a 25-year old mother apparently forgot to drop her 8-month old son off at d...

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid Cars

Cars.com Names Best Value in Hybrid CarsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Earth Day less than one week away, Cars.com released a list of its editors' selections for best hybrid cars in terms of value.Cars.com's executive editor, Joe Wiesenfelder, said, "Gas prices remain volatile, so ...

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer Technology

Highway Deaths Rise May Highlight Need for Newer Cars, Safer TechnologyiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in seven years, fatalities on the nation’s roads went up five percent, in the first half of 2012, according to the National Safety Council.For teenagers ages 16 and 17, the results were even ...

Millions of Recalled Cars Are Sold Without Needed Repairs

Millions of Recalled Cars Are Sold Without Needed RepairsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Every year millions of recalled cars are sold to unsuspecting buyers without the needed repairs.  Vehicle history website Carfax just completed a study that shows that in 2012 just over two million unrepaired re...

Seat Belt Use at Record High, New Report Shows

Seat Belt Use at Record High, New Report ShowsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Seatbelt use in the U.S. has reached an all time high, according to a new report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA.Through an annual survey, the organization found that 86 per...

Thieves Across Country Stealing SUV Seats

Thieves Across Country Stealing SUV SeatsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Thieves across the country are in many cases not targeting expensive SUVs parked in driveways and parking lots.  Instead, they are stealing the third row of seats from the vehicles for up to a $1,000 profit.Ivan...

Airbag Knockoffs Fail in Crash Test Videos

Airbag Knockoffs Fail in Crash Test VideosiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Causing a fire, not deploying or partial deployment are not how you would like to have your airbag described, but those are the words U.S. Department of Transportation administrators used Wednesday when explaining ...

Airbag Knockoffs Fail in Crash Test Videos

Airbag Knockoffs Fail in Crash Test VideosiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Causing a fire, not deploying or partial deployment are not how you would like to have your airbag described, but those are the words U.S. Department of Transportation administrators used Wednesday when explaining ...

White Is World’s Most Popular Car Color in 2012

White Is World’s Most Popular Car Color in 2012Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- People the world over drive more white cars than any other color, according to a new survey.Mauve put in a strong showing; aubergine and puce moved up in the rankings. Vermillion did surprisingly well. But there was...

Auto Sales Hit Highest Level Since Early 2008

Auto Sales Hit Highest Level Since Early 2008iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Car and truck sales in the U.S. have hit their highest level since February of 2008, according to Autodata. Of the Detroit three, Chrysler had strong sales, showing a 12-percent increase compared to a year ago. ...

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into Cars

Thieves Cracking Security Codes to Get Into CarsABC(CHICAGO) -- Just after 1 o'clock one August night, a man calmly walked up to a locked car parked on a downtown Chicago street and within seconds -- without a key, without any force -- was sitting in the passenger's seat. If you witnessed it, you wo...

Rental Car Companies Pledge Not to Rent Recalled Cars

Rental Car Companies Pledge Not to Rent Recalled CarsJoe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The nation's four largest rental car companies have banded together in a pledge not to rent out any vehicles that are subject to a manufacturer safety recall and to support legislation that would legally enforce the...

New California Law Allows Self-Driving Cars

New California Law Allows Self-Driving CarsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- California Governor Jerry Brown is raising a few eyebrows once more after signing a bill Tuesday that allows self-driving cars on public roads in the Golden State.Google engineers have made cars that don't require dr...

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in USBill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- General Motors has recalled 426,240 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential gear issue. Affected GM models are all equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and include the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, the 200...

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in US

GM Recalls More than 426,000 Cars in USBill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- General Motors has recalled 426,240 vehicles in the U.S. because of a potential gear issue. Affected GM models are all equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and include the 2007-2010 Saturn Aura, the 200...

Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About Politics

Jobs Report: US-Based Foreign Employers Don’t Care About PoliticsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As the country awaits the monthly jobs report for August to assess the state of the economy, it's a good opportunity to look at the other side of the employment coin: The foreign-based U.S. employers who employ about...

Eight Children Died in August After Being Left in Hot Cars

Eight Children Died in August After Being Left in Hot CarsBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Parents' leaving their kids in the backseat of cars during the sweltering days of summer has become an all-too-familiar scene in the United States.Twenty-three children have died of hyperthermia in cars in 14 ...

Hot Car Hazard: Parent Forgetfulness Can Be Deadly

Hot Car Hazard: Parent Forgetfulness Can Be DeadlyBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One hot summer day, Brandi Koskie strapped her 2-week old daughter Paisley into her rear-facing car seat and drove off to run some errands. As her daughter slept peacefully, Koskie parked, got out of the car, lo...

GM, Ford Sales Slip in July; Chrysler, Others Report Strong Month

GM, Ford Sales Slip in July; Chrysler, Others Report Strong MonthiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Any worries Americans have about the economy fail to dissuade them from buying cars.  Chrysler had a banner July, with sales up 13 percent. Volkswagen posted a 27 percent jump. Toyota saw a 26-percent rise. And ...
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