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Heatstroke Prevention Products Unreliable for Saving Kids in Hot Cars

Heatstroke Prevention Products Unreliable for Saving Kids in Hot Cars Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Last year, 33 children died after being left in hot cars. But gadgets designed to prevent child deaths from being left in hot cars are not completely reliable, according to a government report released Monda...

Americans Holding onto Their ‘Clunkers’ Longer than Ever Before

Americans Holding onto Their ‘Clunkers’ Longer than Ever BeforeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. isn’t as car crazy as it once was, judging by falling vehicle sales over the last decade or so.So what happens when the job picture gets better and home prices start rising again?  Are Americans g...

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso MakerFiat(NEW YORK) -- Italian automaker Fiat made headlines when it introduced a new line of stylish compact cars. And it’s making headlines again with its 500L model, which will come with a built-in espresso maker when it hits the market this fall.&...

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso Maker

Fiat Offers Car With Built-In Espresso MakerFiat(NEW YORK) -- Italian automaker Fiat made headlines when it introduced a new line of stylish compact cars. And it’s making headlines again with its 500L model, which will come with a built-in espresso maker when it hits the market this fall.&...

Chevy Offers 60-Day Return Policy for New Vehicles

Chevy Offers 60-Day Return Policy for New VehiclesJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If you just purchased a new Chevy and aren't thrilled with the vehicle, don't worry: you can take it back for a full refund within 60 days.  Between now and early September, Chevy buyers can return their n...

New Law Would Block Rental of Recalled Cars

New Law Would Block Rental of Recalled CarsBrand X Pictures/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A new bill that would keep rental car companies from renting out vehicles that have been recalled because of safety risks was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Raechel and Jacqueline H...

Obama Challenges China at WTO over Auto Tariffs

Obama Challenges China at WTO over Auto TariffsChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(MAUMEE, Ohio) -- As he embarked on a campaign swing across northern Ohio, President Obama announced new action against China in the World Trade Organization, challenging duties imposed last year on U.S. auto exports.&ldquo...

Automakers Report Better-than-Expected June Sales

Automakers Report Better-than-Expected June SalesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- American consumers may be cautious about spending more money but they are buying new cars. From fuel efficient small cars to monster pickups, sales are up. Both U.S. and foreign automakers reported better than expecte...

Furry Car Burglars Loose in Colorado

Furry Car Burglars Loose in ColoradoFile photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo.) -- A gang of car burglars have residents of Colorado’s Snowmass Village on edge and the mountain town’s police force on high alert after reports of at least 14 cars broken into.Th...

Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking Spree

Naked Arizona Man Goes on Carjacking SpreeABC News(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- Police in Scottsdale, Ariz., are trying to figure out what caused a 45-year-old man to go on a naked carjacking spree that left seven people injured, caused several crashes and shut down nearby roads.Around 1:30 p.m. on F...

Why a New Car May Now Cost You Less

Why a New Car May Now Cost You LessSteve Gorton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Prices for new cars are down $500 year over year according to automotive pricing guide Kelley Blue Book, with some cars seeing larger drops than others.Japanese car models saw the biggest year-over-year declines, ...

Kentucky Father Arrested After Son Left in Hot Car

Kentucky Father Arrested After Son Left in Hot CarPhotodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LONDON, Ky.) -- A Kentucky father has been arrested for allegedly leaving his 2-year-old son inside a hot car parked outside his office.Kenneth Robinson, 31, told police he got distracted on Monday and drove straight...

High Gas Prices Driving Buyers Toward More Fuel Efficient Cars

High Gas Prices Driving Buyers Toward More Fuel Efficient CarsJupiterimages/Thinkstock(YONKERS, N.Y.) -- High gas prices are dictating how car buyers go about purchasing their next vehicle.A new survey from Consumer Reports found that 37 percent of consumers would make fuel economy their top priority when shoppin...

‘Sudden Acceleration’ Hyundai Crash Caught on Camera?

‘Sudden Acceleration’ Hyundai Crash Caught on Camera?ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Korean officials are now investigating whether dashboard camera video that shows an elderly Korean couple speeding through crowded city streets and then plowing into another vehicle at 80 mph is evidence of sudden, uncontrolled ...

Hyundai Uses Baboons for Car Durability Test

Hyundai Uses Baboons for Car Durability TestJUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) -- Dozens of baboons were caught on camera jumping on, scratching at and generally trying to destroy a Hyundai New Generation i30 hatchback vehicle parked in a safari park in Britain this week. Still, this was no mo...

Cars Cost More to Operate But Keep Their Value

Cars Cost More to Operate But Keep Their ValueiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Americans should appreciate the fact that their two-and-three-year-old cars are hardly depreciating in value.Auto club AAA's annual report on the cost of owning and operating a vehicle finds that because the economy ...

Survey: High Prices Major Complaint About Auto Repairs Shops

Survey: High Prices Major Complaint About Auto Repairs ShopsComstock/Thinkstock(YONKERS, N.Y.) -- Just hearing the words “auto repair shop” can send shivers up the spines of motorists who dread bringing their cars in for anything other than a tune-up.Still, the latest Consumer Reports survey on auto...

Thieves Stealing Car Registrations to Find and Rob Empty Homes

Thieves Stealing Car Registrations to Find and Rob Empty HomesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Thieves in Seattle are finding a new way to target victims: stealing vehicle registrations from cars parked at movie theaters, checking the address of the registration, and heading straight for the vehicle owners' hom...

Flying Car, Cadillac CUE Are Tech Hits at New York Auto Show

Flying Car, Cadillac CUE Are Tech Hits at New York Auto ShowGeneral Motors(NEW YORK) -- There sure are a lot of cars at the New York Auto Show this week. The Javits Center in New York City looks like the world's largest car showroom. But in the sea of four-wheelers, there's also a whole lot of technology floati...

Mitt Romney Plans Even More Luxurious Southern California Retreat

Mitt Romney Plans Even More Luxurious Southern California RetreatFREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- From the outside, Mitt Romney’s California retreat almost looks modest -- as far as oceanfront villas go -- but new documents show that Romney has much more spectacular plans for his family’s...
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