The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe into potential safety hazards in Chrsyler/Dodge minivans, Mercedes sedans and the Hyundai Sonata. NHTSA probes are the first step in determining if a recall is necessary.

The NHTSA has received five complaints regarding a failure of the front air bag crash sensor in 2005 model Grand Caravan and Town & Country minivans and involves over 400,000 vehicles. The probes involving Mercedes and Hyundai are quite a bit smaller and shine the spotlight on 2000-2001 models of the S-Class regarding the instrument panel failing to light and on the 2002-2003 Hundai Sonata it seems there have been complaints of tires deflating at highway speed. The probes cover 72,000 and 93,000 vehicles respectively.

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