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Tesla recalls 400 Roadsters over fire risk


Tesla Motors is  recalling more than 400 of its battery-powered Roadsters because of the risk that a power cable in the vehicle could short and catch fire.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla said it had received one report of a  12-volt cable in the vehicle chafing against a panel, causing the cable to short. Get the full story »

1998-2004 Grand Cherokees probed for fire risk

Safety regulators have opened a preliminary investigation of about 3 million older Jeep Grand Cherokees with fuel tanks that may present a fire risk in a crash, the regulators’ website showed Tuesday.

The investigation was opened Monday by the  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action is short of a recall, and a Chrysler spokesman said owners of the 1993-2004 model year vehicles should take no action at this time. Get the full story »