MINI Cooper

ConsumerWatch: Mini Owner Complains Of Holdups Fixing Clutch

You buy a new car, you expect it to be trouble-free – at least for a few years. But, that wasn’t the case for a local Mini owner, who said the clutch on his 2012 Cooper gave him trouble from day one, and said Mini didn’t exactly rush in to fix the problem.


Christina Good of San Jose opens her Scion (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Scion Owner Pushing Carmaker To Fix Hatch Handle

Scion owners are calling on Toyota to replace the hatch handle on Scion tC and XB vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2011, saying the part is flimsy and prone to breaking.


The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Are 3rd Party iPhone Warranties Worth It?

Whether you have an iPhone through AT&T or Verizon, replacing it can be costly. Several companies offer warranties, but are they really worth it?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/10/2011

Refrigerator. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Man’s Fridge Turns Into Ice Machine

Home appliances are expected to last several years. But when Ken Teng bought a brand new refrigerator two years ago, he never imagined it would turn into an ice machine.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/20/2011