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Owners advised to park cars away from other vehicles and structures

Owners advised to park cars away from other vehicles and structures.

GM to recall more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S.

GM to recall more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S.

Seatbelt pretensioners can ignite insulation and carpet

Ford is recalling nearly 2 million 2015-2018 F-150 trucks, both Regular and SuperCrewCab, to fix a fire hazard.

2016-2018 Prius hybrid unit harnesses could wear and short-circuit

Toyota will recall some 192,000 vehicles in the United States to mitigate a fire risk related to hybrid power unit harnesses.

A spring in the ignition switch can wear and cause problems

Nissan is recalling Jukes, Frontiers, Sentras and Versas as well as vans to fix a possible ignition switch fault.

Bad brake caliper pistons can form bubbles in the brake fluid

Journey, Cherokee, Compass and Grand Caravan brake calipers can let bubbles form in the brake fluid.

Subaru says 9 of the 293 affected Ascents were already sold to customers

Subaru says 9 of the 293 affected Ascents were already sold to customers.

Power locking mechanisms may break and unlatch the tailgate

The power locking mechanisms may break and unlatch the tailgate.

There can be a problem with the vehicles' shifter cable bushings.

There can be a problem with the vehicles' shifter cable bushings.

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars

Kia does not have a fix yet, but it and Hyundai have recalled 1.1M cars.

750,000 Mercedes vehicles could be affected

750,000 Mercedes vehicles could be affected.

Another motorist waves her over just in time

NBC Nightly News recently carried the above segment on a video showing a 2012 Kia Sorento spewing flames as its driver travels at highway speed on Interstate 4 in Orlando. Another motorist, Meredith Olinger, drives alongside, shooting the video while trying to warn the driver to pull over. She does, just in time. Seconds later, the Kia is cooked.

16 million remain unrepaired in cars — is your car one of them? 

Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

900 cars' emissions and fuel-economy data were altered

Subaru has admitted that alteration of fuel-economy and emissions data took place in its Gunma and Yajima manufacturing plants between December 2012 and November 2017. Some 900 vehicles were affected by data tampering, which Subaru says was done in the vehicles' final inspections by factory-floor inspectors.

Audi's 2.0 Turbo FSI engines have a faulty coolant pump

Audi has announced a global 1.16 million vehicle recall, which targets vehicles with its 2.0-liter Turbo FSI engines. The recall has to do with concerns that a coolant pump might pose a fire risk due to moisture issues. The pump could also be blocked with debris from the coolant system.

The vehicles could roll when put into park

Ford is issuing two separate safety recalls to fix mechanical issues affecting control of the transmissions on certain 2017 and 2018 models. The automaker says it's aware of one reported accident with an injury related to the the first and largest recall.

Says no accidents or injuries associated with the issue

Tesla Inc said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling Model S sedans built before April 2016 in order to replace bolts in the power steering component.

Defect that killed Anton Yelchin is tied to 68 injuries, 266 crashes

The family of late "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over the rollaway crash of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed the up-and-coming actor almost two years ago.

This as U.S. sales are off 12 percent

Shares in Hyundai Motor tumbled on Monday on a U.S. probe into why airbags failed to deploy in some of its Sonata sedans, with investors fretting about potential recall costs for the once popular cars.

Tank brackets on 2009-2012 Ram pickups can fail from rust

Drive a Ram 1500? Maybe it's time to give your fuel tanks a look. FCA is issuing a voluntary recall of over 270,000 Ram 1500 pickups to prevent their fuel tanks from sagging.

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