Liz Crenshaw's Guide to Consumer Issues, Recalls and More

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 08:43 PM EDT

Nissan Recalls 1M Cars, SUVs, Vans for Air Bags

Nissan Recalls 1M Cars, SUVs, Vans for Air Bags

In a second recall to fix a problem with front passenger air bags, Nissan is recalling just over 1 million cars. The vehicles' computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat, causing the...

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 05:55 PM EDT

No Contract Cell

No Contract Cell

Liz Crenshaw and Consumers Union discuss the pros and cons of no-contract cell phone carriers.

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 05:55 PM EDT

RECALL: Nearly 3 Million Children's Bed Canopies

RECALL: Nearly 3 Million Children's Bed Canopies

More than 2.85 million children's bed canopies from Ikea have been recalled due to a strangulation hazard.

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 at 06:15 PM EDT

Top Uses for Tax Refunds

Top Uses for Tax Refunds

If you plan to spend your tax refund, there's a good chance you'll use the money to buy a car.

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 09:41 AM EDT

The Perfect Bacon Bowl: Does It Really Do That?

The Perfect Bacon Bowl: Does It Really Do That?

The commercials for the Bacon Bowl claim say that it is the "easy way to make delicious edible bowls out of bacon" in "just minutes," and that "the unique design allows the bacon to crisp up evenly, while grease...

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 at 02:30 PM EDT

GM Announces New Recalls

GM Announces New Recalls

General Motors issued new recalls Monday separate from its ignition switch recall.

Saturday, Mar 15, 2014 at 02:56 AM EDT

Ask Liz: GM's Recall and D.C. Mailboxes

Ask Liz: GM's Recall and D.C. Mailboxes

If it's Friday, it must be time for Ask Liz!

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 02:16 PM EDT

'Most Overlooked' Cars List Released

'Most Overlooked' Cars List Released

Mike Quincy from Consumer Reports shared five cars that are often under-hyped, but great buys for their money.

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 05:40 PM EDT

Keep Up With 2013 Tax Changes

Keep Up With 2013 Tax Changes

It's tax time, but for many taxpayers around the D.C. Metro area there are big changes when you go to file this year.

Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 06:55 PM EST

Ask Liz: Daylight Saving, Water Bills, Identity Theft

Ask Liz: Daylight Saving, Water Bills, Identity Theft

Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw answers who makes the decisions about daylight saving time, why our water bills are so high this month and how can we protect our identity.

About Liz Crenshaw
Liz Crenshaw, NBC4’s five-time Emmy award winning reporter, has been covering Washington, D.C.'s and the nation's consumer beat for 30 years. Together with producers Patti Petitte and Katie Roberts, NBC4's Consumer Watch team uncovers tricks and traps to help you save money, keeps you and your family safe and makes sure you have the information you need to get a fair deal. Find out more about Liz by clicking here

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