Toyota

A deployed airbag is seen in a car at the LKQ Pick Your Part salvage yard on May 22, 2015 in Medley, Florida. The largest automotive recall in history centers around the defective Takata Corp. air bags that are found in millions of vehicles that are manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Toyota Adds 1.4 Million Cars, SUV, Trucks To Recall For Exploding Air Bags

Toyota is adding nearly 1.4 million cars, trucks and SUVs to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.

06/16/2015

Electric Vehicle

Petaluma Police Looking For Who’s Targeting Trucks, Stealing Catalytic Converters

Petaluma police say in the last week, 17 trucks have had their catalytic converters stolen, most likely for the value of their recyclable metal.

06/15/2015

The shuttered Fremont headquarters of Solyndra in 2012. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 Jobs

Tesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.

06/12/2015

The Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell car. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Among First Markets For Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Drivers in the Bay Area will be among the first in the U.S. to be able to purchase a vehicle that runs on hydrogen later this year.

05/06/2015

Hack the Hood

Weekend Magazine: Hack The Hood, Hell & Good Company, And The Powerhouse

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

02/25/2015

Air Bag

Chrysler, Honda, Toyota Recall 2.1 Million Vehicles For Defective Air Bags

More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

01/31/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Prius No Longer The Darling Of Bay Area Hybrid Car Lovers, But A Facelift Might Help

Once upon a time, you had to get on a waiting list just to test drive a Prius at the Toyota dealer, in Berkeley. Not so, anymore. If sales are the bottom line, it looks like the darling of the Bay Area’s hybrid crowd has lost its luster.

01/17/2015

A catalytic converter. (Ballista/Wikimedia Commons)

Oakley Police Tell Toyota Owners To Beware Of Catalytic Converter Thieves

Police are warning residents about a string of thefts involving more than a dozen catalytic converters stolen from Toyota vehicles in Oakley over the past several weeks.

01/17/2015

(Koichi Kamoshida/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

More Carmakers Agreeing To Do Airbag Fixes, But Replacement Parts Not Always Available

Three automakers have now agreed to nationwide airbag recalls and more replacement parts are being made, but auto industry analysts say fixing all the defective vehicles could take years.

12/30/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

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