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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.

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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.

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Airbags failed in four crashes; also, seat belts might not tighten

Hyundai knows of four crashes in which Sonata owners say airbags didn't deploy.

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Federal regulators have now received nearly 1,400 complaints of carbon monoxide in the cabin.

Federal regulators have now received at least 1,381 complaints alleging carbon monoxide leaks in the cabin.

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The issue has simmered for almost a year on a Focus RS online forum.

The issue has simmered for almost a year on a Focus RS online forum.

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One accident has potentially been linked to the defect.

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Automatic transmissions shift unexpectedly to first gear

F-150s, Navigators, Expeditions and Mustangs are affected.

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Brake lights remain on when not braking, and drivers can shift out of park without engaging the brakes.

Brake lights remain on when not braking, and drivers can shift out of park without engaging the brakes.

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It's only a problem in a very specific situation.

Wear your seat belt.

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They might appear to be closed but aren't.

Doors might appear to be closed but aren't.

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Ram models from 2500 to 5500 are affected

FCA will start notifying owners in November.

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It is recalling about 50,000 vehicles for a seat belt issue.

Don't autocross your Pacifica with people in the back until you get the fix.

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Timeliness and scope of recalls in question.

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Mueller was the lead on a compensation fund for those affected by Takata airbags.

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2014-2017 model years are affected.

The fuel tank vent line for the range extender can chafe and leak.

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The cause? Overheating.

Replacements are coming.

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That's about a quarter of the Bentaygas on American roads.

The SUV hasn't been on sale long enough for this to be a serious issue.