Ford is recalling more than half a million minivans to repair parts that could corrode and affect vehicle handling. The action involves Ford Windstar minivans from the 1999 to 2003 model years that were sold in cold-weather areas where salt is routinely used to de-ice roads.
Mini Cooper cars are known for their quick, precise handling, but some owners have complained of steering problems that may lead to a crash, prompting a federal investigation.
Mazda Motor is recalling more than 300,000 cars in North America to correct a problem with the vehicles' power steering that could lead to a crash.
Kia, however, may soon the face the sort of scrutiny directed at Toyota and Honda. The National Highway Safety Administration on Monday said it's begun a preliminary investigation into steering problems involving the 2010 Kia Soul.