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Buying Your Teen's First Car: What You Need to Know

Buying your teen a first car is fraught with emotions, and even more laden with financial implications: Used or new? Who pays for what? How much input does the new driver get in the purchase decision? How can you get the best deal on insurance? We surveyed the experts to get those answers and more.

Ford Reluctantly Recalls 144,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks

Ford is recalling 144,000 F-150 pickup trucks to repair airbags that may deploy without warning, a defect that has led to dozens of injuries, safety officials say. The federal government had pressed Ford to recall the pickups, but this recall isn't as broad as regulators wanted.

Chrysler and Ford Recall 160,000 Vehicles for Safety Defects

Chrysler Group is recalling more than 144,000 Dodge and Ram vehicles in three separate actions, and Ford Motor is recalling about 15,000 trucks and sport-utility vehicles that may catch fire. These actions add to what's been a near-record for auto recalls.

Volvo Recalls About 10,000 Vehicles for Faulty Airbags

Swedish automaker Volvo is recalling 9,746 cars in the U.S. to repair driver's side airbags that may not deploy during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Wednesday. Models affected are the 2010 and 2011 S80 and XC70; the 2010 V70; and the 2011 XC60.

Honda to Expand Recall for Air-Bag Inflation Problems

Honda Motor Co. says it will expand an existing recall. Last month Honda recalled 646,000 Fit hatchbacks worldwide because of a glitch that could cause water to enter the power window mechanism, causing components to overheat.