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This photo provided by Honda shows the Accord, which has a long history of excellence as a family sedan. It's under mounting pressure from the all-new Kia K5, though. Can this new upstart unseat the established veteran? (Courtesy of Honda North America via AP)

Edmunds compares new Kia K5 against Honda Accord

Sep. 16, 2020 6:00 AM EDT

The current generation Honda Accord has been a class leader since it was introduced in 2018. It has garnered an Edmunds Top Rated award for the last two years, meaning it outranked all other midsize sedans. But there is a new challenger for the title: the all-new 2021 Kia K5. The K5 replaces Kia’s Optima...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea. For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer can cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

Sep. 11, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem. The company...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and a Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom. The Korean automakers are recalling over 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai now says recalled vehicles should be parked outside

Sep. 4, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai has reversed itself on a recall to fix a defect that could cause engine fires and is now telling owners of more than 200,000 vehicles to park them outdoors until repairs are made. The company, along with affiliated South Korean automaker Kia, on Thursday said they were recalling over...

Cowboys cut key free agent addition in safety Clinton-Dix

Sep. 3, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Thursday, cutting ties before the first game with the free agent they hoped could help fill the void of several losses in the secondary. Clinton-Dix didn't make it to the regular season despite being reunited with first-year coach...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and a Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom. The Korean automakers are recalling over 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles for leaks that can cause fires

Sep. 3, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires. The recalls cover more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Also covered are...

Ram pickup recall: Floor mats can interfere with gas pedal

Aug. 28, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 186,000 Ram pickups and is telling owners to take them to dealers because floor mats can interfere with the gas pedals. The recall covers certain 2019 and 2020 model-year trucks with factory-installed mats, mainly in North America. The company said Friday...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix. The U.S. government’s road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was to roll out the app for Android and Apple phones on Thursday, Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

US rolls out free app for alerts on vehicle recalls

Aug. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is offering a smartphone app that will alert drivers if their vehicles are recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was scheduled to roll out the free app for both Android and Apple phones Thursday. Owners key in or scan their...

FILE - This July 31, 2018 file photo, shows an employee of Honda Motor Co. cleaning a Honda car displayed at its headquarters in Tokyo.  Honda has reached an $85 million settlement, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020,  with multiple states over allegations that it hid safety failures in the airbags of certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. The settlement ties up an investigation into Honda’s alleged failure to inform regulators and consumers of issues related to the significant risk of rupture in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain cars, which could cause metal fragments to fly into the passenger compartments.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Honda reaches $85 million settlement over airbags

Aug. 25, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Honda has reached an $85 million settlement with multiple states over allegations that it hid safety failures in the airbags of certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. The settlement ties up an investigation into Honda’s alleged failure to inform regulators and consumers of...

FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, July 17, 2020, a man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past a Burger King restaurant franchise in Beijing. The operator of six Burger King outlets in southern China has been required to pay more than $400,000 in fines and other penalties for using expired food, a regulator announced Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Burger King operator in China fined over expired ingredients

Aug. 25, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The operator of six Burger King outlets in southern China that used expired ingredients has been required to pay more than $400,000 in a case publicized by state TV, a regulator announced Tuesday. One of the outlets in the city of Nanchang was criticized on July 16 on an annual consumer...

FILE - This Feb. 14, 2019, file photo shows the Ram logo on the front grill of a Ram 1500 at the 2019 Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 132,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a problem that could cause some diesel engines to stall. The recall covers certain 2014 through 2018 Ram 1500 pickups, and some 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs with 3-liter diesel engines.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Fiat Chrysler recalls diesel engines to fix stalling problem

Aug. 24, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 132,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a problem that could cause some diesel engines to stall. The recall covers certain 2014 through 2018 Ram 1500 pickups, and some 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs with 3-liter diesel engines. Also included are...