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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2019 file photograph, the company logo shines at a Ford dealership in Littleton, Colo.  Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 through 2018 Ford Edge and 2016 through 2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. Ford says in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020,  that some front brake hoses can rupture, causing brake fluid to leak. If too much fluid leaks, it could take more effort to stop the vehicle and stopping distances could increase. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Ford recalls midsize SUVs to fix possible brake fluid leaks

Aug. 12, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly. The recall covers certain 2015 through 2018 Ford Edge and 2016 through 2018 Lincoln MKX vehicles. Ford said Wednesday that some front brake hoses can rupture, causing brake fluid to leak. If too much fluid...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file photo, a Fiat logo is pictured on a car in Bayonne, southwestern France. About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. The EPA said in a statement Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 that the vehicles will be recalled. (AP Photo/Bob Edme, File)

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

Aug. 5, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall. Fiat Chrysler says in a quarterly filing with securities regulators that it found the excess pollution during internal...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2016, file photo, the logo of Honda Motor Co. is seen on a Honda vehicle at the Japanese automaker's headquarters in Tokyo.  Honda, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020,  is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard lights and sliding doors that don’t latch properly.  They cover certain Odyssey minivans from 2018 to 2020, Pilot SUVs from 2019 through 2021 and Passport SUVs from 2019 and 2020. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama, File)

Honda recalls 1.6M vans and SUVs in 4 different US recalls

Aug. 4, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is recalling over 1.6 million minivans and SUVs in the U.S. to fix problems that include faulty backup camera displays, malfunctioning dashboard displays and sliding doors that don’t latch properly. The problems were revealed in four recalls posted Tuesday by the government....

1 Mississippi deputy dies, 1 injured, after hit by vehicle

Jul. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has died in northeast Mississippi and a second one is hospitalized after they were hit by a vehicle Saturday night at a safety checkpoint. Monroe County Deputy Dylan Pickle, 24, died from head trauma during surgery at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo just...

Retired police chief now motor vehicle enforcement chief

Jul. 19, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

The retired Montpelier police chief has a new job as chief of enforcement and safety for the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. The appointment of Anthony Facos of Montpelier, was announced Friday by Motor Vehicles Commissioner Wanda Minoli. “Director Facos has a wealth of law enforcement knowledge...

Hyundai recalls 272K US cars; electrical outlet can overheat

Jul. 15, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 272,000 cars in the U.S. because the electrical socket in the dashboard can overheat and cause a fire. The recall covers certain 2011 and 2012 Elantra compacts and Sonata midsize cars, and the 2012 Accent subcompact and Veloster hatchback. Hyundai says the...

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland poses with his trophy and a bottle of champagne after winning the Austrian Formula One Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Mark Thompson/Pool via AP)

Bottas shows he can handle pressure in winning Austrian GP

Jul. 5, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

SPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas insisted before the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday that he has what it takes to win the Formula One world championship. That’s a tall order with six-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as his teammate at Mercedes. Especially as Hamilton needs one...

Workers inspect newly assembled cars at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co. Ltd factory, a German joint venture company for Mercedes-Benz, in Beijing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Chinese media reported Sunday, July 5, 2020 that Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak with most of the vehicles being manufactured by Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Mercedes to recall 660,000 vehicles in China for oil leak

Jul. 5, 2020 5:18 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 660,000 vehicles in China later this year for a possible oil leak. A seal between a high-pressure fuel pump and a low-pressure fuel pipe could weaken over time, allowing oil to leak when the engine starts in cold weather, according to a notice published...

Volvo Cars recalls nearly 2.1 million cars worldwide

Jul. 1, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Volvo Cars said Wednesday that it is recalling nearly 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seat belts can be weakened. The front seat belts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, press...

US probes complaints of sticky steering on older GM SUVs

Jun. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with power steering that can stick on thousands of older General Motors SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the problem could affect 781,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain small SUVs from the 2010 through 2012...