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{FD} Ram recalling nearly 229,000 pickups to fix faulty column shifters

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Can be shifted out of park without a key in the ignition or a foot on the brake. Continue reading

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{FD} Luke Wilson, pro golfer Bill Haas involved in deadly Ferrari crash in California

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Actor Luke Wilson and professional golfer Bill Haas were involved in a deadly crash Tuesday night after a Ferrari lost control and collided with at least two vehicles, a Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division spokesperson told Fox News on … Continue reading

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{FD} Ford, Mazda add thousands of pickups to do-not-drive list for airbag danger

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Ford and Mazda are adding more than 35,000 pickup trucks in North America to a list of vehicles that should not be driven because they have Takata air bag inflators with a high risk of exploding. Continue reading

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{FD} 79-year-old gets his first driver’s license, and all in the name of love

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A 79-year-old British man passed his driver’s license test for the first time, but he didn’t do it for himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Brittany Force OK after huge crash in NHRA Top Fuel season opener

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Defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force’s 2018 season kicked off with a big crash at the Winternationals in Pomona, California. Continue reading

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{FD} Watching The Fast and the Furious ‘makes speeders drive even quicker’

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MORE drivers were clocked excessively speeding after watching The Fast and the Furious, a study claims. Continue reading

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{FD} Cops find 9,000 pounds of stolen oranges squeezed into cars

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Orange you glad you didn’t have to help clean up this mess? Continue reading

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{FD} VW, BMW, Mercedes reportedly backed group that tested fumes on humans, monkeys

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Following allegations that German carmakers gassed caged monkeys to prove their diesel engines were clean, reports have emerged claiming the same foreign auto companies tested on humans, too. Continue reading

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{FD} VW, BMW and Mercedes tested dirty diesels on monkeys caged in gas chambers

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German car makers used monkeys caged in gas chambers to try and prove their diesel engines were clean, according to a new Netflix documentary. Continue reading

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{FD} Full school bus slides down icy street, students unhurt

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Officials in a Massachusetts town say no one was hurt when a school bus full of middle and high school students slid backward down an icy road and crashed into a stopped car. Continue reading

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{FD} The 15 safest cars in America, according to the IIHS

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Tough new tests. Continue reading

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{FD} Tom Brady photos slow down drivers in school zone

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Tired of drivers speeding through a school zone, a Boston physical education teacher turned to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for help. Continue reading

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{FD} Chevy Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle adds safety tech

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While the police work to keep us safe, automakers are interested in the safety of the officers. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter driving tips and precautions

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Ice, powerful gusts and heavy snowfall on the roads can make for the opposite of a winter wonderland. Continue reading

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{FD} LA Auto Show: The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is a very evasive luxury SUV

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Lincoln is continuing a return to using proper names for its models with the debut of the 2019 Nautilus at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Continue reading

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{FD} Student posted evidence of 110 mph run from police to Snapchat before crash, arrest

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College prank goes very wrong. Continue reading

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{FD} Ford patents autonomous off-road vehicle tech

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Ford has been granted a patent for autonomous off-roading technology that could save your life…by ejecting you from the vehicle. Continue reading

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{FD} 8-year-old Australian drag racer dies after crash

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It was only four days ago that Anita Board unwrapped the gift she had been longing for. Continue reading

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{FD} Speed queen? Royals, politicians allowed to break limits in U.K.

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While no British citizen is above the law, a select few are. Continue reading

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{FD} Ford’s high tech trucker hat designed to save lives

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The humble baseball cap could be the answer to stop you falling asleep at the wheel. Continue reading

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{FD} BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles due to risk of under-hood fires

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BMW is recalling more than 1.4 million cars and SUVs in two U.S. recalls due to the risk of fires under the hood. Continue reading

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{FD} Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

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Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Continue reading

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{FD} GM settles California suit over alleged defects concealment

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General Motors has agreed to a $13.9 million settlement with Orange County, California, after prosecutors accused the auto giant of concealing serious safety defects to avoid costly recalls and part replacements. Continue reading

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{FD} Honolulu ban on texting while crossing the street now in effect

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Honolulu began enforcing a new law on Wednesday that bans the practice of viewing a “mobile electronic device” while crossing a street or highway. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Ghost car’ appears out of nowhere in crash footage

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Dashcam footage of a “ghost car” that appears out of thin air before causing an accident at a busy intersection in Singapore has social media users spooked. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 in 5 drivers can’t change a flat tire, but many don’t have a spare anyway

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SUVs are saving the spare tire, but for how long? Continue reading

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{FD} Toyota recalls some Sienna minivans for shifter defect

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Toyota Motor Co. is recalling 347,120 Sienna minivans worldwide because they can shift out of the “park” position and roll away. Continue reading

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{FD} Nissan ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system to launch in 2018 Rogue

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But keep your hands upon the wheel. Continue reading

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{FD} Ford recalling over 1.3 million F-Series pickups for door latch issue

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Ford is recalling over 1.3 million F-Series pickups in North America due to a faulty door latch design. Continue reading

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{FD} Ford offers repairs to address Explorer exhaust gas concerns

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Ford is offering to inspect and repair about 1.3 million civilian versions of its Explorer SUV at no cost to owners in response to complaints of exhaust fumes leaking into passenger cabins. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom’s shocking image shows child seats that survived huge car crash, saving kids

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Powerful argument for buckling up. Continue reading

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{FD} Truck carrying Takata inflators explodes in Texas, killing woman

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Air bag maker Takata Corp.’s troubles worsened Monday as the company confirmed that a truck carrying its inflators and a volatile chemical exploded last week in a Texas border town, killing a woman and injuring four others. Continue reading

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{FD} 85 million unrecalled Takata inflators still in cars being driven in US

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About 85 million Takata air bag inflators that haven’t been recalled are inside cars and trucks now being driven in the U.S. and would have to be replaced if the company can’t prove they are safe, the government said Wednesday. Continue reading

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