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Here's today's episode of "What's That Sound?"

Here's today's episode of "What's That Sound?"

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Airbags failed in four crashes; also, seat belts might not tighten

Hyundai knows of four crashes in which Sonata owners say airbags didn't deploy.

Official

Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list

Lots of interesting surprises on this year's list

Featured

Freeze-thaw weather, lack of money cited for widespread pothole plague

Freeze-thaw weather, lack of funding cited for widespread pothole plague

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On a 2016 Toyota Camry, 15 commonly stolen parts cost $11,000

On a 2016 Toyota Camry, 15 commonly stolen parts cost $11,000.

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Try finding new parts for the Porsche 959.

Porsche also offers new and new old stock parts for sale.

Report

Ford confirmed a second death caused by a defective airbag.

Los Angeles

That covers insurance, maintenance and service for 24 months.

Flat monthly fees for the 2019 XC40 start at $600.

Recalls

46 people injured by second-row seats that can tip forward under braking

Honda is working on a fix.

Featured

We packed our Tacomas with essential tools, fuel, traction aids and more.

Here's what we took. You might want to carry some of this gear, too.

Ownership
Car Buying

Some say new cars are for suckers.

Straight purchase price doesn't tell the entire story.

Recalls

Ram models from 2500 to 5500 are affected

FCA will start notifying owners in November.

Official

Volkswagen offers twice as much coverage as the old warranty

It's the best bumper-to-bumper warranty among mainstream cars.

Car Buying

They can, and do, show up on the market.

Every year, it seems a few major hurricanes batter the coast, ruining property, disrupting lives, and immersing a bunch of cars in nasty floodwater. Some of those cars are scrapped through the proper channels, but unscrupulous middlemen sometimes peddle the cars to witting or unwitting sales outlets, often without a trace of the car's soggy history. So it's always a good time to review the basics of how to avoid buying a flood-damaged used car.

Meth, heroin, cocaine, firearms ...

Meth, heroin, cocaine, firearms ...

After a disaster, the National Insurance Crime Bureau works with companies and authorities to identify cars with insurance claims to process them for sale.

Report

It could lead to "unexpected loss of propulsion"

GM is aware of the issue and will fix affected cars.

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We share the winners of the Strategic Vision Total Quality Award mainstream segments. These segments include cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

Study

EVs would rank better if not for their high depreciation

Large vehicles are rather pricey.