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Park Outdoors: Ford Recalls SUVs Due to Engine Fire Risk

DETROIT (AP) — Ford is asking the owners of 350,000 vehicles in to take them to dealers for repairs in three recalls, including about 39,000 that should be parked outdoors because the engines can catch fire. Ford says in U.S. …

Study: SUVs, Pickups Hit Pedestrians More Often Than Cars Do

DETROIT (AP) — Drivers of bigger vehicles such as pickup trucks and SUVs are more likely to hit pedestrians while making turns than drivers of cars, according to a new study. The research released Thursday by the Insurance Institute for …

Sudden Braking in 2 VW SUV Models Draws Regulatory Scrutiny

DETROIT (AP) — First came the beeping alarms and the dashboard lights warning that something had gone haywire. Then the driver’s side windows suddenly and mysteriously rolled down. Kendall Heiman’s Volkswagen SUV then pulled the scariest stunt of all: It …

In Effort to Save Money Portland Fire Bureau Sends SUVs

The Portland Fire Bureau says it’s saving money by sending specially equipped SUVs to some aid calls instead of full-size fire trucks. The new rapid response vehicles have a crew of two compared to four people on a truck. The …

Passenger Car Drivers More Likely to Die in Crashes With SUVs Regardless of Safety Ratings

Most consumers who are shopping for a new car depend on good crash safety ratings as an indicator of how well the car will perform in a crash. But a new University at Buffalo study of crashes involving cars and …

Honda Recalls More Than 800,000 Minivans and SUVs

Honda is recalling more than 800,000 minivans and SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away even though drivers have removed the key. The recall affects 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans and 259,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2003 and 2004 …

GM, Isuzu Recall 258,000 SUVs to Fix Power Windows

General Motors and Isuzu are recalling more than 258,000 SUVs because the window and door lock switches can cause fires. The recall covers the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Isuzu Ascender and Saab 97-X SUVs from the 2006 and …

Ford Recalls 539,000 Minivans, SUVs Worldwide

Ford Motor Co, the No. 2 U.S. automaker, recalled about 539,000 vehicles worldwide in two separate actions to repair flaws that may lead to fires in some SUVs and the loss of power in some Mercury and Ford minivans. Ford …

GM Recalls SUVs to Fix Tire Pressure Monitors

General Motors is recalling more than 36,000 Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossover SUVs to fix tire pressure monitors that don’t work right. The company says the systems in the 2012 vehicles should warn drivers when tire pressure drops 25 …

Ford to Recall More than 20,000 Trucks and SUVs

Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 20,000 pickup trucks and SUVs because a defective switch can cause the turn signal, tail lights and brake lights to fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday on its website that …