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Elliott: NASCAR's new Next Gen car a step backward in safety

Oct. 01, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NASCAR's most popular driver said Saturday the sport has taken an unacceptable step backward in safety with its new Next Gen car, a rare public offering of opinion by Chase Elliott. NASCAR's top drivers essentially have turned into an angry mob as they head into Sunday's playoff race...

Over 1M Teslas recalled because windows can pinch fingers

Sep. 22, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. because the windows can pinch a person's fingers when being rolled up. Tesla says in documents posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators that the automatic window reversal system may not react correctly after...

Thieves key on hack that leaves Hyundai, Kia cars vulnerable

Sep. 22, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Some Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are missing a “key” anti-theft device, and thieves know. An insurance industry group says these cars are stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry because their keys lack computer chips for theft...

Nissan recalls over 200K pickups due to risk of rolling away

Sep. 15, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 203,000 pickup trucks in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly when shifted into park. The recall covers Frontier and Titan pickups from the 2020 through 2023 model years. Nissan says in documents posted Thursday by U.S....

Verstappen wins Italian GP for 1st time to close in on title

Sep. 11, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Having won in front of his own fans last weekend, Max Verstappen did it on enemy turf on Sunday to leave the Red Bull driver within touching distance of a second straight F1 title. Boos rang out from the passionate red-clad tifosi fans when Verstappen stepped...

Jones holds off ex-JGR teammate Hamlin to win at Darlington

Sep. 04, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones gave the No. 43 car a landmark 200th victory — along with maybe a few regrets to his old employers at Joe Gibbs Racing. Jones moved in front when JGR star Kyle Busch blew an engine, then outraced another former Gibbs colleague in Denny Hamlin...

Verstappen milks applause from Orange Army after win at home

Sep. 04, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

Max Verstappen stood on his car to milk the applause as the 100,000-strong Orange Army engulfed their national hero in a sea of their favorite color after he won the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday. A second straight win at the Zandvoort track by the seaside; a fourth straight win for the...

NASCAR drivers feeling the hits more in Next Gen car

Sep. 01, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The jolts are more jarring, the impacts feel harder and the pain hangs on longer for NASCAR drivers in the first season of the Next Gen car. Stories of sore backs, headaches and damaged ribs that don't heal as quickly as they did in the past are more common...

Cruise updates software for autonomous vehicles after crash

Sep. 01, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An autonomous robotaxi run by Cruise LLC got into a crash while making a left turn, causing the company to recall 80 vehicles with a software update. The San Francisco-based unit of General Motors says the crash happened about 11 p.m. on June 3. The company says it...

Ford recalls SUVs; heating and cooling fans can catch fire

Sep. 01, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling nearly 200,000 large SUVs in the U.S. because the heating and cooling fan motors can fail and catch fire. The recall covers Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from the 2015 through 2017 model years. The Dearborn, Michigan,...