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219,800 examples of the Kia Sedona and another 81,000 of the Hyundai Tuscon are being recalled in two separate campaigns to fix their secondary hood latches.

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Meanwhile, US considers new governmental entity for autonomous cars.

General Motors gears up for autonomous-driving development in Canada, while US regulators prepare more laws on self-driving cars.

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Quattroporte and Ghibli affected.

Maserati has discovered bolts may have not been tightened properly in the rear suspension of its Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans, so it's launching a recall to address the issue.

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Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft spawn new interest in back-seat safety.

Is the back seat the safest place for passengers? We may soon find out.

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Fiat Chrysler recalls about 400,000 Jeep Wranglers for their steering-wheel airbag assembly, and 40,000 Fiat 500s for their clutch release systems.

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A problem with the toe link in the rear suspension has prompted Ford to recall over 75,000 examples of the Explorer across the United States.

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Don't forget to take your key out of the ignition... duh.

317,572 examples of the Chevy Sonic, Trax, and Spark may fail to warn the driver that the key's still in the ignition ten minutes after parking, increasing the risk of theft – and prompting a recall.

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A manufacturing defect in the steering column is to blame.

Subaru and NHTSA report the issue with the steering column that could cause the wheel to turn freely with no impact on the actual direction of travel.

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Findings come amid a historic expansion of recall and two more related deaths.

After spending years searching for the cause of deadly Takata airbag defects, federal officials said Wednesday they've finally found answers.

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The airbag safety crisis that has engulfed the auto industry – the one behind more than two dozens recalls from 11 different manufacturers affecting roughly 25 million vehicles over the past eight years – just got worse.

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Leaders in autonomous technology form a new coalition that seeks clear federal standards.

Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo form an organization to better prepare America's roads for self-driving technology.

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Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn't amused.

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Distracted drivers are an increasingly dangerous hazard on American roads.

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FAA and NHTSA to collaborate with automakers and airlines.

America's airline industry looks to take automakers under its wing to discuss sharing best practices in the interest of safety at an upcoming joint conference organized by the FAA and NHTSA.

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The side curtain airbags may have been incorrectly packed in certain 2015-16 Ford Transit vans, prompting a recall of 37,066 examples.

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While carrying out the Takata airbag inflator recall, Honda discovered that certain 2004-07 Accords were fitted with South American-spec front passenger airbag modules, so it's replacing them with US-approved units.

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NHTSA should require humans with access to a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator in autonomous vehicles, says group.

Consumer Watchdog pushes back against Google's request to fast-track autonomous driving rules.

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Some examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango may have been fitted with left front brake calipers made from the wrong type of iron, so FCA has issued a recall to check the casting dates on nearly 15,000 vehicles.

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John Krafcik, CEO of Google's autonomous program, sees bright future for performance cars.

Don't fret, car fanatics. Motorists who enjoy driving won't be idled in autonomous era, says Google's John Krafcik.

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Nissan will recall almost 47,000 2014 Rogues because the fuel pump can fail. Nissan recalled about 76,000 Rogues for the same problem last year.

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Plus: Analysis on the Chevy Camaro [and Ford F-150 Raptor's] 10-speed trans, and the freshly minted Toyota 86.

We curate the week's events with a focus on automakers' plans to roll out automatic emergency braking as a standard feature on all cars in 2022.

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