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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

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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

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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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Know Anyone Who Drives A Lexus? 423,000 Vehicles Recalled For Fuel Leak Fire Risk

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires.

11/21/2014

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2015 Consumer Reports Rankings: 8th Year Toyota Is Most Reliable, Tech Problems Plague Other Brands

Toyota tops Consumer Reports 2015 reliability index, released today, but electronic glitches in the onboard infotainment systems continue to plague new cars.

10/27/2014

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List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall

A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?

10/22/2014

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US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.

10/22/2014

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RECALL: 4.7 Million People’s Air Bags Could Spew Deadly Metal Fragments When They Detonate, 4 People Already Killed

Safety advocates say at least four people have died from metal shards released when faulty air bags explode, and there have been multiple injuries. They also say more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. are equipped with the faulty air bags, and the problem is apparently worse in humid areas.

10/20/2014

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Automated Driving Is The Future

General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.

09/10/2014

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