Is your car completely safe to drive? The U.S. government has issued an urgent plea urging more than 4.7 million Americans to get the air bags in their cars fixed. A defect in the air bags can cause the inflation mechanisms to rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Over the past two years multiple automakers have recalled vehicles due to this issue, the air bags are manufactured by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says the warning covers cars made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, General Motors and Ford. Safety advocates say the problem could affect more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. (Fox)
Find out if your vehicle is affected here:
Here's the latest tally from NHTSA, as of Wednesday morning:
BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible
Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen
Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang
General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X
Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL
Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck
Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider
Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2003 – 2005 Baja
2004 – 2005 Impreza
Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
A truck driver broke down in tears telling a news station about the thieves who drove off with his semi full of beer from an Orange County truck stop.
The victim's truck and at least one other were swiped Monday from a truck stop on South Orange Blossom Trail.
Van Thomas was trying to live the American dream... After years as a trucker, he bought a semi three weeks ago and made a company of his own.
Thomas was traveling from Texas to Pompano Beach and was on his last stop before a delivery in Orlando when his entire truck and alcohol cargo was stolen.
"I don't mean to cry about it but I'm just trying to do the best I can and make a better life," Thomas told WFTV. "It's just so devastating to me."
Inside the truck was 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life, which comes out to about 9,700 four-packs.
It's not the first time a semi has been stolen in Florida. About 180,000 eggs were stolen earlier this year in Fort Myers. A truck with Hershey chocolate was also stolen in December in Volusia County, and a truck with Slimfast was swiped near downtown Orlando.
Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone call telling him the truck and most of the cargo had been located.
"Oh, my God. That's beautiful," he said.
The call came in from detectives that the truck had been found in Miami.
There's no word on whether the robbers knew "The Champagne of Beers" was inside at the time of the theft. Detectives are still trying to figure out who stole the two trucks and if they are part of a bigger ring.
Photos of Renee Zellweger at the Elle Women in Hollywood event made the rounds on Tuesday (October 21st) with people shocked by her drastic new appearance. The Oscar winner looked so different that Gawker had to clarify that their source, Getty Images, had labeled the correct woman as Renee.
Rumors circulated last year that she had gotten work done and was suffering from an eating disorder which she addressed in an interview with UK's Daily Express saying, "When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing. It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that." She went on to credit a dedicated gym regimen for her changing appearance.
Sorry, cappuccino potato chips, it looks like you just weren't meant to be.
The results from the second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest sponsored by Lay's Potato Chips are in, and America has voted for Wasabi Ginger as the winning chip flavor among four finalists, which also included Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.
The creator of the winning flavor, Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from New Jersey, will receive either $1 million or 1 percent of the new chips' first year of sales, whichever figure is larger.
Last year's winning chip flavor, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.
A Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justiceextra who recently shared some juicy information on the movie could be slapped with a whopping $5 million fine for breaching a confidentiality agreement!
On the condition that they remain anonymous, the extra dished to WILX-10 News that Batman's sidekick Robin will be played by a woman. And apparently, that woman is Huger Games: Catching Fire actress Jena Malone.
Meanwhile, the unnamed source also revealed that the film will feature a fight between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) that involves the military and makes use of "heavy special effects."
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to be released in the spring of 2016.
Imagine the scariest thing you can possible summon in your imagination — going antiquing with your significant other on an NFL Sunday? This is about a billion times more frightening.
As Halloween jokes go, this one may top them all. Witness the chainsaw massacre prank, which features a chainsaw-wielding madman and his legless victim scaring the pants off of innocent folks in a parking garage.
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
"When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.