Berkeley Police Warn Of Spike In Catalytic Converter Thefts; Toyota Prius Top TargetBerkeley police are warning residents about a recent increase in thefts of catalytic converters.
Police, Local Garages Report Spike In Prius Catalytic Converter TheftsPolice departments and auto repair shops across the Bay Area are experiencing a spike in catalytic converter thefts for Toyota Priuses that's created a backlog for pricey replacement parts.
Toyota Is Recalling 1 Million Hybrids At Risk Of Catching FireToyota is recalling more than 1 million of its hybrid vehicles worldwide over a potential fire risk.
Toyota Recalls 645,000 Vehicles; Air Bags May Not InflateToyota is recalling about 645,000 vehicles worldwide to fix an electrical problem that could stop air bags from inflating in a crash.
Some Prius Owners Have Issue With Odometers Stopping At 299,999 MilesWhile it's not uncommon for a car to rack up 100,000 miles or more, ConsumerWatch has learned the Toyota Prius can have an issue with outliving its odometer.
340,000 Toyota Prius Hybrids Recalled For Faulty BrakesToyota Motor Corp. recalled 340,000 gas-electric hybrid Prius cars around the world for a defect in their parking brakes.
Toyota Unveils New Prius Hybrid With 55 MPG Claim, Will It Sell Amid Low Gas Prices?The 2016 Prius is more sculpted and sportier looking than the current version as Toyota tries to move the car from appealing mainly to environmentalists to more of a mainstream vehicle.
Bay Area Company Develops Deterrent For Hybrid Car Battery ThievesHybrid car owners are being warned over an uptick in battery thefts, and a Bay Area company has come up with a simple solution to stop them.
Study Finds Growing Number Of Hybrid Drivers Trading In Fuel-Sipping Cars For SUVsLower gas prices could be leading to drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to trade in their cars for conventional vehicles, including SUVs, according to an analysis from auto research website Edmunds.com.
California Carpool Lanes Open To Solo Drivers Of Green VehiclesA new program is allowing drivers of plug-in vehicles to access California’s carpool lanes solo.
Green Decals Allow Zero-Emission Cars Into Bay Area Carpool LanesThere is one substantial catch with the green decal program - the cars that are eligible are still on the assembly lines, and won't even be in showrooms for weeks to months.