Subaru is recalling about that many of its Legacy and Outback vehicles from 2005 to 2009 because of a problem with the brake lines.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration described the issue in a recall notice.
It says the brake lines may corrode if they're splashed by salt water through a gap in the fuel tank protector, making it more difficult to stop.
Subaru said there hadn't been any reports of accidents as a result of the issue, and that the Japan-based company was simply being "super conservative."
Subaru plans to notify owners and fix the problem at dealerships free of charge.
When you're on the road... Keeping your precious cargo safe is job one...but for parents with some car seats... Strapping them in isn't always as easy as it looks.
A Macon Ministry group is offering a free resource to help.
Technicians with Family Advancement Ministries will walk parents through the right ways to install a car seat.
And they're making it easy..They're inviting everyone to drive up to their business on High Place in downtown Macon between 11:30 and 12:30 tomorrow.
The checkups are not only useful to families... Organizers tell us they're also an important part of the ministry's mission.
<georgia state law requires that children be secured in a car seat, and some people just can't afford it. So, if they call for an appointment, they can come and bring their information and we provide a car seat along with training to make sure the car seat is installed correctly.>
Family Advancement Ministries gives away around ten car seats a month.
People can call them at (478) 745-7165 to set up an appointment... Again that number is (478) 745-7165.
But you don't need an appointment for the free car seat checks tomorrow.
From automobiles to trains... Or at least... A hub that once saw plenty of them in its heyday.
We're talking about the old train depot in Warner Robins.. Which sits in disrepair now.
But that will soon change.
Marsha Buzzell... Director of the convention and visitors bureau... says the 100 year old Elberta Depot was originally a stop for trains to pick-up peaches and produce.
That was long before Warner Robins was even a city.
About 10 years ago... Buzzell decided the depot would make a good spot for a cultural center.
Trucks moved it next door to the CVB.
After construction wraps up in June... The depot will transform into a museum.
<it's not beautiful, but it is what it is. It's an old, almost 100 year old, historic building for the kids to go through and see what it looked like, what an old train depot looked like.>
Now this project came with a price tag of about 132 thousand dollars.
But Buzzell tells us, that federal transportation grant covered about 62-thousand dollars of the work it'll take to make the museum a reality.
Here's a birthday that may surprise you... Cell phones turn 40 years old today.
From a technology that was first only a convenience for business...or a luxury for the uber-rich... To something most middle schoolers have in their pockets.
Lewis Turner, with our sister station, WTLV in Jacksonville... Walks us through the past four decades.
These days, it's not all about talking either.
In fact... You can even follow 13WMAZ on our aps for Iphone and android.
And another side note... The first ever cell phone call was made in 1973 on a Motorola DynaTac in New York City.
Now I-Phone took the cellular world by storm when it was first released in June of 2006.
It was Apple's answer to the Blackberry, which dominated the world of smartphones in the mid-nineties.
And since then...we've seen six versions of the i-Phone... And Apple's not slowing down.
The Wall Street Journal says Apple may unveil the i-Phone 6 this summer.
No details just yet about the phone's features, but since making its debut in 2007 each i-Phone model has included a more powerful processor and better camera.
According to the report, a smaller, less expensive i-Phone may be in the works to be sold in developing countries.
The new devices could be unveiled at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
It's typically held each June in San Francisco.
A Virginia woman rhymed and bowled her way to a milestone.
Verna Owen celebrated her 100-th birthday Sunday, surrounded by family and friends.
And- she topped it off with a rap song.
Listen to this:
"So, on with the show. Do it nice and neat. Today is the day we must all compete. That is knock 'em cold! Bring on the gold. As you all know there's rappin' in my soul." >
owen stays busy.
In 2011, she was the oldest female to compete in the National Senior Games in Houston and took home two silver medals.
They say everyone enjoys their fifteen minutes of fame?